These mass-graves are the mass necropolis of the poor people
of the period.
constitute part of the Salamis Necropolis, and lie 500 metres
to the South-east of the Royal Tombs. The area in which around
120 graves have been found is known to have been used between
8th century B.C. and 4th century B.C.
The entrances to the tombs are closed with stone slabs; and
there steps carved into the rock. New graves with chimney
shaped zones were dug up on the area where the former mass-graves
which were filled up in time used to be.
They were not used after the 4th century B.C.. The remains
of animals, statues, pots and pans found among the ashes of
the fires burnt in front of the graves suggest that ceremonies
of sacrifice and feasts were held here.