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The region which lies between lower Tuscany and Rome, known as Etruria, land of the Etruscans, is a land of immense wealth for the archeologist, not only due to the important evidence left by the Etruscans, but also to that of prehistoric times and more recently, the Roman period.
Cities like Tuscania, Tarquinia, Vulci and Cerveteri flourished owing to the shipping business, while away from the coast, Orvieto and Chiusi developed as thriving agricultural centres.
Archeological research conducted since the year 1800 has revealed numerous necropoles located in suburban areas, while Etruscan townships have remained a mystery even today. The Etruscan centre of Acquarossa is a rare exception, although a lot more is known about its burial rites than its way of life.
Etruscan tombs were outfitted as an authentic reconstruction of the deceased's residence; personal items were placed inside the tomb to allow the deceased to continue his life after death.