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The chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, stood on a high plateau about 90 km. (56 mi.) from Rome. Its greatest glory is the series of painted chamber‐tombs dating from the mid‐6th cent. onwards. The wealth of material found in Tarquinii's vast cemeteries has made them basic to the study of Etruscan arts and crafts. At Graviscae, the port of Tarquinii, a prosperous sanctuary was founded c.600 by Greek residents within the Etruscan community.

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