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Punta della Vipera Etruscan temple

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 01, 2020 03:44 PM History
A coastal Etruscan sanctuary that dates ca. 540-530 B.C. with additional architectural phases dating to the fourth through second centuries B.C.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

42.0463351, 11.8256075

sanctuary (religious center), temple


Mario Torelli conducted excavations at the site from 1964 to 1967. The votive deposits from the site are of particular importance. The temple, measuring 7.80 by 11.8 meters, is oriented to the southwest and was sacred to Minerva. The site was abandoned by the first century B.C.

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Punta della Vipera Etruscan temple: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 07 July 2020]

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