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Necropoli di Caravate

Complesso di quattordici sepolture a inumazione fra l’VIII e il IX secolo

Where
Necropoli di Caravate
Via XX Settembre 22, Caravate (VA)
Contacts
+39 0332 601261
Official site

In 2002, the restoration and recovery work being performed around the church of Sant'Agostino in Caravate unearthed a necropolis adjacent to the religious building itself.

The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Lombardy decided to carry out a more in-depth analysis of the discovery, by performing a systematic excavation of the entire cemetery area. The excavations unearthed a complex of fourteen burial tombs, which, based on the archaeological stratigraphy, date back to the eighth or ninth centuries A.D.

Thanks to the environmental development project, the tombs are still visible today. The recessed burial structures were originally covered with stone slabs. Inside lay the supine skeletonized remains of Caravate's ancient inhabitants, some of which were perfectly preserved.

The skeletons were brought to the Laboratory of Anthropology and Molecular Physics at the University of Insubria in order to undergo anthropological and paleopathological analysis. The skeletons, of men, women and children, reveal how the population's average height did not exceed 1.65 metres. The life expectancy rarely reached beyond 45 years of age and there was a high infant mortality rate. The bone injuries encountered upon various subjects may indicate that a non-fatal traumatic event took place that affected much of the community of Sant'Agostino. All this, however, remains a matter of conjecture.

The archaeological site also includes a small Romanesque church housing a series of fourteenth century frescoes, some of which have been removed and are now preserved in the municipal building, including an important Gothic Crucifixion scene and one depicting the Adoration of the Magi. Thanks to the restoration and development of the archaeological site, visitors now have the opportunity to discover an outdoor medieval funeral area.

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Places

Leggiuno

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Leggiuno
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Church of the invention of santo stefano

  • Religious Tourism
Church of the Invention of Santo Stefano
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The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

  • Religious Tourism
The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
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International museum of ceramic design

  • Art & Culture
International Museum of Ceramic Design
4.93 km

Laveno Mombello

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Laveno Mombello
4.97 km

Laveno Mombello | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Laveno Mombello | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
4.97 km

Lake Maggiore villages

La sponda lombarda del lago: relax e borghi
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Lake Maggiore villages
4.97 km

Laveno

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Lago Maggiore-Laveno-panoramica da San Clemente
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Villa della Porta Bozzolo

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Golf dei Laghi

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Ispra

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Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

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Lake Monate

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Golf Club Varese

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Lago di Varese

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Lago di Varese
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Museo Baroffio e del Santuario del Sacro Monte sopra Varese | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Sacro Monte Varese

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Sacro Monte Varese
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Sacri Monti in Piedmont and Lombardy

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Activities

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

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Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
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Where to sleep

KIBILU' - VIA XXV APRILE CARAVATE

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B&B CASA VERBENA

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RESIDENZA LUMY

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B&B IL GHIRO

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LUIGI - CASA VACANZE

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2.94 km

B&B LA CORTE DI BRENTA

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B&B LA CORTE DI BRENTA
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B&B LA PORTA ROSSA

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B&B LA CIVETTA 2

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VILLA MAGNOLIA

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LA CRUNA DEL LAGO - LR78

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