Dig finds evidence that Christians lived in Muslim Pol-lentia


THERE is now proof that there was a Christian community living in Pol-lentia (now Pollença) when it was under Muslim rule.
A dig carried out at the old Roman city revealed 13 lots of human bone remains which have been carbon dated and confirmed to be from between the 10th and 12th centuries.
The co-director of the dig, Miquel Angel Cau, reports that they were buried following Christian rites, with the head pointing west and feet east and facing upwards. However, during this period, the area was under Islamic rule.
The existence of a Christian community was suggested in documents but has now been confirmed.

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