Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri
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Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri

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wikipedia: Necropolis of the Banditaccia

The most famous attraction of Cerveteri is the Necropoli della Banditaccia, which has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site together with the necropoleis in Tarquinia. It covers an area of 400 ha, of which 10 ha can be visited, encompassing a total of 1,000 tombs often housed in characteristic mounds. It is the largest ancient necropolis in the Mediterranean area. The name Banditaccia comes from the leasing (bando) of areas of land to the Cerveteri population by the local landowners.

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Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri

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by Wojciech Sadlej, 130 meters away

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by Wojciech Sadlej, 270 meters away

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by Wojciech Sadlej, 280 meters away

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Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri

E: Torre Flavia - Ladispoli - The ruins of the medieval tower

by Wojciech Sadlej, 7.2 km away

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Torre Flavia - Ladispoli - The ruins of the medieval tower

F: Torre Flavia - Ladispoli - The ruins of the medieval tower

by Wojciech Sadlej, 7.2 km away

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Torre Flavia - Ladispoli - The ruins of the medieval tower

G: Castello Santa Severa

by Wojciech Sadlej, 12.0 km away

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Castello Santa Severa

H: Vejano - Backyard at Castello

by Carsten Arenz, 23.2 km away

Vejano - Backyard at Castello

I: Vejano - Piazza XX September - Memorial

by Carsten Arenz, 23.3 km away

Vejano - Piazza XX September - Memorial

J: Vejano - Piazza XX September - Fountain

by Carsten Arenz, 23.4 km away

Vejano - Piazza XX September - Fountain

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/lazio, Italy

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The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

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