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Necropoli etrusca "Crocifisso del Tufo"


Discovered in the nineteenth century, it represents an extraordinary document of Etruscan history and culture. His visit is an essential complement to that of the National Archaeological Museum and the Claudio Faina Museum in Orvieto, which preserve numerous finds, especially the rich ceramic kits.

The necropolis was used from the 8th to the 3rd century BC C; the period of maximum development (VI-V century BC) dates from the planning of the necropolis to blocks, defined by orthogonal roads and occupied by "nut" type tombs, according to a strict disposition that reflects an egalitarian social organization . Each burial was reserved for individual families identified by the name engraved on the architrave, which reveals the presence of foreign citizens in Orvieto, more and more cosmopolitan.Finally, the forms of ostentation of the wealth achieved by a large number of citizens are expressed by the luxurious objects supplied on the Greek-Oriental market.


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Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday 10.00-19.00; 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 10.00-19.00; 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 10.00-19.00


str. Statale 71 - Km 1.6
05018 Orvieto


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Ph: +39 0763 343611
Closure: 1st and 3rd Monday and Wednesday of the month; 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
Full: 3,00 €
Reduced: 2,00 €