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A rather remote -Etruscan necropolis at Norchia. This site has been largely abandoned and is really only marked by a sign as you begin the difficult descent down the face of the cliff where the tombs are located. Both spectacular and daunting, this treacherous location was originally a Bronze-age settlement known as Orcla, which reached its zenith between the fourth and second centuries BC. These tombs are decidedly more difficult to access than those of Cerveteri or Tarquinia, even when you reach the site. It involves a steep climb down a narrow path, with a deep canyon at the bottom, so experiencing it is not for the faint of heart. All that separates you is a narrow, decrepit metal fence that is only really helpful as a handrail. These tombs are quite different from those at Cerveteri. Some still feature the moldings, false doors and porches. The site has also been continuously occupied for almost 3,000 years. The remains of a church (I think!) are situated precariously on the hill across the small valley. This locale, ostensibly not a World Heritage site, has been almost completely neglected and because of its difficult location, it is rarely visited aside from those with a vested interest in Etruscan remains.

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 75 N: 391] (1056)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-02-00
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-31 12:29
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