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Etruscan tombs in Cerveteri, Italy

The Etruscans (a preRoman civilization) built parallel cities on opposing hillsides...one for the living and one for the dead (necropolis). Cerveteri, situated North of Rome, has an intact necropolis made of hewn tufa...that was used to make the vaults. Volterra is another Etruscan site where one can see tombs and artifacts in a park-like setting. Etruscan artwork and pottery was traded all over the classical world. The Vatican Museum and the Villa Giulia have collections of Etruscan art, much of it associated with the mausoleums the Etruscans built near Rome.
Looking down the stairs
Looking down the stairs
Poplars near burial mound
Poplars near burial mound
Looking up out of the entrance
Looking up out of the entrance
Donna
Donna
City planning Etruscan Style
City planning Etruscan Style
Tumulus
Tumulus
Waiting to enter
Waiting to enter
Etruscan Tomb
Etruscan Tomb
Cerveteri burial mounds
Cerveteri burial mounds
Tomba della cassetta
Tomba della cassetta
Cerveteri markers
Cerveteri markers
Cerveteri Bowls
Cerveteri Bowls
Teacher with school group
Teacher with school group
City of the Dead
City of the Dead
Etruscan Tomb
Etruscan Tomb
Series of tomb entrances
Series of tomb entrances
Cerveteri Environs
Cerveteri Environs
Exploring
Exploring
Cerveteri View
Cerveteri View
Etruscan Tomb Markers
Etruscan Tomb Markers