Muslim cemetery of Andaluz Islamic period was discovered in Granada

In Granada in the south of Spain, the Muslim cemetery of the Andaluz Islamic period was discovered (711-1492).

Traces of Muslim history, destroyed during the reign of Catholic kings (1474-1516), are now looking for in Granad, the capital of the Graver of the Emirate, which existed between the 13th and 15th centuries and the last Muslim state on the Pyrenee Peninsula.

The head of archaeological work Amjad Suliman told Anadol that during the excavations they managed to identify one of the eight Muslim cemeteries in the area known as Bab al-Fukharin (Goncharov Quarter) in Granade.

Suliman said that at the moment, more than 40 Muslims have been found at the Potic Cemetery and, according to their estimates, about 150 Muslims were buried in this small territory.

“Granada was the last refuge of Muslims in Andalusia, and the density of burials in the ancient graves excavated here shows us how great the number of Muslims who lived at that time was,” he said.

Suliman said that during the excavations spent in a small territory, they reached three layers of burials underground, and also found many ceramic products with Arabic inscriptions similar to the fact that they are in the Alganbra Palace.

He recalled that since 1995, a law has been adopted, obliging work with archaeologists during construction and restoration in the Andalusia region.

“Previously, the human remains found during construction work were either instilled in the ground and built up on top of it, or threw it off. Especially in the past 20 years, these works have been carried out much more organized and controlled. If we take into account only documented, then in the course The remains of more than 10 thousand Muslims have been discovered to date, ”Suliman added.

Today, about 40 thousand Muslims live in Granada, most of which are immigrants.