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    Sa Caleta Phoenician settlement

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    Punic Necropolis Puig des Molins

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    Archaeological Museum of Ibiza and Formentera

Archeology in Ibiza

Ibiza, known for its festive atmosphere, has a thousand-year-old history dating back to the Bronze Age. Ibiza's archaeological sites are among the island's greatest treasures and a window to the past of the Phonetician-Punic, Roman and Muslim cultures. This is where you’ll find the remains of the Phonetician city of Sa Caleta, which was founded in the 7th century BC and became one of the main centres of trade in the Mediterranean. The Phonetician settlement of Sa Caleta and the necropolis of Puig des Molins were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the mixed property category, along with the walled enclosure of Dalt Vila and the Posidonia oceanica meadows (a Mediterranean aquatic endemism that grows between Ibiza and Formentera). It is home to the largest Punic necropolis in the world, with more than 3,000 rock-hewn tombs. This place is a vestige of the Punic and Roman cultures on the island. Inside Dalt Vila, Ibiza's fortified city, there are important remains from Roman and medieval times. There are also numerous archaeological remains from the Muslim culture on the island, such as the Torre des Savinar, the Torre de Comte and the Arabí Bridge, which date back to the 10th century. At the two sites of the Museu Arqueològic d'Eivissa i Formentera, one in Dalt Vila and the other in the necropolis of Puig des Molins, you will learn about the societies that inhabited the island of Ibiza in ancient times, their beliefs, fears and hopes for the afterlife and their funerary rites and behaviour. Come and discover Ibiza's ancient history through its archaeological sites, a cultural heritage that will surprise you.

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