It’s a commune of the province of Rome with 33.039 citizens, and it is on the side of the Tyrrhenian Mar; ancient town of the Lazio was born in the etruscan–roman period. Its name derives from Caere Vetus, so called in the XIII century to distinguish it from Caere Novum (Today called Ceri). Other ancient place names of the town are Cisra (for the Etruscans), Agylla (for the Greek). From Cerveteri you can enter into the etruscan Necropoli of the Sorbo and into the etruscan Necropoli of the Banditaccia, of the more monumental necropoli of the Mediterranean Sea, declared in 2004 as a World–Wide Heritage by Unesco.
Etruscan Necropoli of the Banditaccia: it is extended for about 10 kilometers. It includes 400 burials and covers a historical period that goes from the VIII to the II century b.C. Here there’s the funerary typology of the inter moved about dug in the tufaceous bench. In this one a room was destined to the burial and was preceded by a hall, the funerary structure takes again the typology of the etruscan houses.
Between the graves more important they remember the Grave of the Relieves, of the IV century b.C. with plaster that represent moments, animals and daily used objects, the Graves of the Capitals, of the Shields and of the Chairs, of Five Chairs and of the Alcova.
The Grave of the Capitals entirely is dug in the tufa with an access and two small rooms with a central room rectangular that presents, in the end, 3 rooms. The structure is of VI century b.C.
The Grave of the Shields and of the Chairs sees inside 6 beds with pillows carved in the tufa that served the deposition of the bodies of the men because the women came put down in boxes at sarcophagus.
The Grave of Five Chairs takes inside the typology of the furnishing with chair and stool, here there are five on which as much statues were.
The Grave of the Alcova is formed by a room of the IV century b.C.