Cerveteri

Cerveteri (Italian: [tʃerˈvɛːteri]) is a town and comune of northern Lazio in the region of the Metropolitan City of Rome. Known by the ancient Romans as Caere, and previously by the Etruscans as Caisra or Cisra, and as Agylla (or Άγυλλα) by the Greeks, its modern name derives from Caere Vetus used in the 13th century to distinguish it from Caere Novum (the current town).

Cerveteri
Banditaccia Necropolis
Location of Cerveteri
Cerveteri
Location of Cerveteri in Italy
Cerveteri
Cerveteri (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°00′N 12°06′E
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
Metropolitan cityRome
FrazioniCeri, Due Casette, Furbara, Borgo San Martino, Sasso, Valcanneto, Casetta Mattei, Cerqueto, Quartaccio, Cerenova, Campo di Mare, I Terzi, San Paolo, Gricciano, Pian della Carlotta, Zambra
Government
  MayorAlessio Pascucci
Area
  Total134.32 km2 (51.86 sq mi)
Elevation
81 m (266 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
  Total37,983
  Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website
Official nameCerveteri, Etruscan Necropolis of Banditaccia
Part ofEtruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia
CriteriaCultural: (i)(iii)(iv)
Reference1158
Inscription2004 (28th Session)
Area197.57 ha (488.2 acres)
Buffer zone1,824.04 ha (4,507.3 acres)

It is the site of the ancient Etruscan city[3] which was one of the most important Etruscan cities with an area more than 15 times larger than today's town.

Caere was one of the city-states of the Etruscan League and at its height, around 600 BC, its population was perhaps around 25,000 – 40,000 people.[4][5][6][7][8]


Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Cerveteri, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.