13. Funerary rituals in the Roman city
Several necropolises have been found in Barcino related to the main roads leading into the city and the farmhouses on the plain. The arrangement of the tombs along the roads made them highly visible so that passers-by would honour the memory of the deceased.
Funeral rituals were social events which included feasting and offerings. The great diversity of grave goods and tombs, which ranged from simple tegula boxes to monumental constructions with statues, show that the inhabitants of the colony had very different social and economic statuses.