A zone to the south of Lake Bolsena where a series of finds have been discovered dating from the Early Bronze Age, the early Iron Age, and the Archaic period, such as to suggest the presence of reasonably important sites in the area. One key site is a temple below the Cornos uplands dating as early as the sixth century BC and more clearly from the fourth to the first centuries BC. This sanctuary may lie on the boundary between the territories of Orvieto and Tarquinia.

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  • SANCTUARIES —    Sanctuaries played an important role in Etruscan religion. Those of South Etruria were generally more formal, at least from the sixth century BC, than those of North Etruria and contain well defined temple precincts (including boundary walls… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • ARCHAIC —    The period of full urbanization and/or state formation and the height of power of the Etruscans between approximately 580 and 400 BC. Artistically, the term archaic period acknowledges a parallelism to the Greek world and implies a process of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • BOLSENA LAKE (LAGO DI BOLSENA) —    The northernmost of two large volcanic lakes in South Etruria, which provided a natural boundary on the border between the territories of Vulci and Orvieto and was surrounded by medium (Bisenzio) and small (Barano, Civita di Grotte di Castro)… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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