A descent group of Cerveteri, which is known from no less than forty inscriptions in the Tomb of the Inscriptions in the Banditaccia cemetery, a tomb discovered in 1845 to 1846 and described by George Dennis. The inscriptions appear to represent 33 women and eight men. In spite of the simplified genealogical form of the inscriptions, eight generations were recognized by Mauro Cristofani, starting in the third century BC and lasting until the end of the second or the beginning of the first century BC. In this last stage, the names were written in Latin.

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  • CAERE — (AGYLLA, CAISRA, CISRA, CERVETERI)    The key settlement of South Etruria, located six kilometers from the sea and linked to the ports of Pyrgi (by a monumental road), Alsium, and Punicum. Knowledge of its early origins has been supplemented by… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • DESCENT GROUP —    The important constituent part of Etruscan social structure, which represented the family through time and was extensively celebrated in ancestral cults. Studies of burial groups may give an indication of the precise formation of the descent… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • ROMANIZATION —    The Romanization of Etruria, accompanied by the relatively rapid disappearance of the Etruscan language, can be followed along a number of interrelated and parallel lines: the already mentioned language replacement, changes in material culture …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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