Una tomba orientalizzante da Falerii. Contributo alla conoscenza della necropoli dei Cappuccini
In: Archeologia Classica: 50, 1999
During work on the town sewer 1991 in Civita Castellana, a wealthy chamber tomb came to light on the slope of the so-called hill of the Cappuccini, on the edge of the necropolis of the same name. The tomb, which was intact, contained seven inhumations, datable between the middle of the 7th century and the beginning of the 6th century B.C., and one cremation, which attests that the tomb was reused in the Late Archaic period. Anthropological analysis and the grave goods indicate the presence of a considerable number of burials of males sith characteristics of warriors. The types of the arms and of the fibulae, as well as some ritual aspects, are very reminiscent of the cultures of the opposite slopes of the Apennines, suggesting that the tomb was used by a group of immigrants from the mid-Adriatic area.