Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.3.7. Tarquinia and Gravisca
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A. Tarquinia

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Tarquinia (Etruscan Tarchna/Tarchuna, Latin Tarquinii, Greek Tarchṓnion) was the most important southern Etruscan city in the EIA and (with  Cerveteri/Caere (2.3.6.)) the  Orientalizing and Archaic Periods [15]; [9]; [13]. Tarquinia is around 8 km from the coast; the ancient city sat on a plateau known as the Pian di Civita. Cemeteries are located around (and on) the surrounding hills. To the south, the territory of Tarquinia meets that of Cerveteri/Caere at the River Mignone, to the north that of  Vulci.…

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Bentz, Martin, “2.3.7. Tarquinia and Gravisca”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005881>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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