Santa Marta was initially built in the late 15th-century but rebuilt at the end of the 16th century by the Confraternity of Santa Marta, a confraternity of disciplinanti (or flagellants). To the right of the entrance, they built an oratory.
Of the original decoration only one altar remains, and traces of frescoes in the presbytery and some lunettes in the walls of the oratory. Deconsecrated after World War Two, it became the property of the Commune of Ivrea in the 1970s, who converted it into a conference hall. The Baroque portal was moved to the parish church of San Bernardino in Ivrea.References:
La Hougue Bie is a Neolithic ritual site which was in use around 3500 BC. Hougue is a Jèrriais/Norman language word meaning a \'mound\' and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The site consists of 18.6m long passage chamber covered by a 12.2m high mound. The site was first excavated in 1925 by the Société Jersiaise. Fragments of twenty vase supports were found along with the scattered remains of at least eight individuals. Gravegoods, mostly pottery, were also present. At some time in the past, the site had evidently been entered and ransacked.
In Western Europe, it is one of the largest and best preserved passage graves and the most impressive and best preserved monument of Armorican Passage Grave group. Although they are termed \'passage graves\', they were ceremonial sites, whose function was more similar to churches or cathedrals, where burials were incidental.