A virtual tour in and around the ancient Etruscan archaeological site of Norchia, showing the necropolis and tombs. Located near Vetralla in Italy.

The urban settlement of Norchia reached its peak in the 4th and 2nd centuries BC under the Etruscans. Evidence suggests that the site was already inhabited in the Bronze Age, and was even in use during the medieval times -remains of a church and castle still stand today. It was not until the 14th century that inhabitants abandoned the site. 

The majority of the tombs have been carved directly into the cliff, which is unusual, as most Etruscan tombs tend to be built on the ground. The bodies of the deceased people were placed within stone sarcophagi, and it is thought that there are still some which are yet to be uncovered.

Photos courtesy & taken by AlMare.

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    I want to go back to the Etruscan tombs outside of Rome! They were gorgeous!
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