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The Alyscamps continued to be used well into medieval times, although the removal of Saint Trophimus’ relics to the cathedral in 1152 reduced its prestige. During the Renaissance, the necropolis was systematically looted, with city councillors giving sarcophagi as gifts to distinguished visitors and local people using funerary stones as building material. It was further damaged by the arrival of the railway and a canal in the 19th century, both of which sliced across the site. — Wikipedia

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