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Jar of the threshold of the Afterlife

The Olp at the threshold of the Afterlife is an exceptional piece in the Iberian world, because it is the most complete testimony that we know of what the Iberians believed about the journey to the Afterlife. It is dated to the 1st c. BC and it was found in the Poble Nou cemetery in Villajoyosa. The importance of archaeology in this context lies in the impossibility of knowing the Iberian culture through its writings. We know they had their writing, but the longer texts we keep are short lead sheet commercial contracts and stone grave markers. Archaeologists understand some words, but there…



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