CASSONE TOMBS
   A chest-shaped tomb that can take various forms. These include a form of rectangular tomb lined with stone slabs, exemplified by the recent discoveries at Casa Nocera, near Casale Marittimo; a sunken rectangular anteroom open to the sky, approached by a corridor opening onto chambers such as found at Vulci; small, box-shaped stone tombs often encircling an aedicula tomb such as found at Populonia; and travertine box tombs containing cremations such as those found at Marzabotto.

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