The Museu Municipal de Ciutadella, located in the historical building of Can Saura, currently has got a semi-permanent exhibition about the rituals and funerary practices performed on the island during history.
The exhibition entitled “May the earth rest lightly on you. A story of death in Menorca” makes a historical tour from the prehistory to the Islamic period showing rituals and objects of a high archaeological value, such as those coming from Cova des Càrritx or from the protonaveta from Son Olivaret.
The exhibition emphasizes the role of urban archaeology as a source for the discovery of new sites. In fact, in the building, the restoration jobs found a part of an Islamic necropolis which can be seen while you are touring.
The museum plans to expand its space in the building with a bigger display of not only archaeological objects, but also historical ones to spread the information to a diverse audience and highlight the importance of the ways of living, habits and the cultural heritage of the city and the island.
It is a museum of a strong, local presence and of municipal ownership and management.
Open from monday to satuday. From 10:30 to 14:00 and 17:30 to 21:00h.
C/ del Santissim nº 2