Sermoneta. Archaic Necropolis of Caracupa

Sermoneta. Archaic Necropolis of Caracupa

The necropolis of Caracupa in Sermoneta consists of 81 exhumed graves and 4 cremation tombs dating back to the 8th and 4th centuries BC.

Some of them have rich outfitting comprising ceramic pots made of brown materials of bronze such as fibulas, rings, tripods, knives and spears, iron swords and weights and frame spools.

Silver trinkets and necklaces made of amber and glass paste have also been found, clearly coming from other places and towns, perhaps along the famous Amber road from the Baltics.

In an area near the necropolis traces of pottery of daily use have been found that suggest the presence of an ancient village near the slope of Monte Carbolino.

Written by:
Benedicta Lee

Born in Rome from an Italian mother and American father, she works as a freelance communications manager and designer in the tourism sector, a career and interest which she is pursuing with a...


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