Not far from the gate of Porta Diana, on a commanding rock spur, one of the most extensive and complex Etruscan necropolises in Volterra has been discovered. The tombs are mainly from the Hellenistic period, the oldest are few and the Roman ones even fewer. Intensely excavated in the 18th century, sometimes in a clumsy manner, they are unfortunately particularly fragile: only two tombs can be visited, testifying to the complex Etruscan religion and the value attributed to the cult of the dead.

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