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Archaeological works were carried out to determine the construction phases of the monument, the functions of the spaces and the state of preservation of the built elements, as well as to identify old flooring and the original network for water distribution and sewerage. There was also an investigation into the food eaten in the convent house, through a study of pollen deposited in the various layers of sediment and the analysis of historical sources.


As well as supporting the basis for the planned interventions, these works enriched knowledge of the convent and compiled new data on the life of the friars who lived here.