396 BC

Plan and section of an Etruscan Catacomb, under the ancient Tarquinia, near Corneto. The Etruscans, who afterward adopted the custom of burning the bodies and enclosing them in urns, commensed, like other nations, by burning them in public cemeteries.
Plan of part of the Catacomb.

View of the interior.

Part of the frieze of the upper part of the walls; it represents the furies tormenting a sinner.
From the same frieze, a figure on a chariot drawn by two figures, representing good and evil fortune.

View of the interior of another tomb.

Decoration of the entrance.




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