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Ara della Regina Etruscan Sanctuary, Tarquinia, Italy

A view from the top of Ara della Regina, the largest Etruscan sanctuary. The foundation dates to the 7th century BC.  Later additions made it a work in progress until abandonment in the 3rd century BC. [ As of 2011 the site is closed and fenced due to a lack of funds for staffing and restoration. ]

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Uploaded: 23/04/2011
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