Museum of Solsona

Neolithic necropolis of El Llor
Neolithic necropolis of El Llor
Neolithic necropolis of El Llor

Neolithic necropolis of El Llor

The museum in the region

The necropolis of El Llor located in Castellar de la Ribera is a prehistoric cemetery dating back some 5,500 years. It currently consists of seven tombs and a menhir located along both sides of the Llor and Apòstols streams.  It was excavated by Mgr. Joan Serra i Vilaró in the early twentieth century and re-excavated between 1997 and 1999 by Josep Castany and Lluís Guerrero and their team.

The necropolis has been reinforced and is now signposted, making it one of the leading tourist attractions in the municipality of Castellar de la Ribera. To get there, drive to the social centre/sports area of Castellar de la Ribera and leave the car there. Continuing on foot, head down the track in the direction of Marmí. Just before you reach this farmhouse, take the southbound path to the entrance of the necropolis. The route is about 20 minutes’ walk.

From all the tombs in the necropolis of El Llor, it has been possible to document the remains of eleven individuals. The grave goods include over a hundred bone punches, a sea snail pendant, earrings made from wild boar tusks, flint knives and a handful of stone axes and mills. All these objects are on display at the Museu Diocesà i Comarcal de Solsona.

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