Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia: UNESCO Site since 2004

Nov 18, 2021 232

Latium, a region steeped in history and culture, is usually associated with the Roman civilisation, which has undoubtedly left an indelible and profound mark, shaping and handing down countless testimonies and treasures. However, we should point out that the Romans were not the only population to influence the destiny of the people of Lazio. The Etruscans played a fundamental role in developing a region that has always represented, especially with Rome, the fulcrum of evolution and progress from many points of view.

This ancient Italic population is dated between the 11th and 3rd centuries B.C. and is characterised by a flourishing culture and a high degree of civilisation. Skilled in engineering, hydraulics and architecture and skilled craftsmen, goldsmiths, etc., they had nothing to envy from the Ancient Romans. On the contrary! The revolutionary invention of the arch, to name but one, is attributed to them.

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