- Tarquinia was one of the most ancient cities of the Etruscan confederation. Archaeological evidence attests to the presence of villages on the plateau, which then gave origins to the Etruscan centre. Tarquinia lost power after its clashes with Rome between 311 and 308 B.C. The necropoleis are situated in the inhabited centres of Monterozzi and Calvario. There are around 6000 tombs - around 60 of which are decorated with paintings. The Tomb of the Augurs, the Giglioli, the Hunting and Fishing and the Leopards Tombs are some of the most famous. The tomb of the Augurs can be dated to around 530-520 B.C. The quality and the fluidity of the design and some of the figurative language and elements recall the pictorial Greco-oriental matrix. The chamber is decorated with a figurative frieze on all four walls and it presents a double sloping ceiling with its columen painted red.
- Second half VI century BC
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- Soprintendenza Beni Archeologici Etruria Meridionale. Historia. 3D-ICONS. FBK-3DOM
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