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Pictures of Etruscan Tombs of Cerveteri Necropolis of Banditaccia

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Pictures of the Etruscan rock tombs of Cerveteri, Italy. Cerveteri was a city state that in 600 BC had a population of between 25,000 - 40,000 people. Its citizens built a cemetery known as the Necropolis of Banditaccia starting in about 900 BC.

The early burial chambers were simple pits to hold the ashes of the dead but by the 5th century BC the Etruscans had built a sophisticated necropolis that mirrored the city of Cerveteri itself. Each family dug house shaped tombs out of...
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