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TARQUINII (mod. Corneto Tarquinia, q.v.)

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 430 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TARQUINII (mod. Corneto Tarquinia, q.v.), an ancient city of Etruria, Italy, situated on a hill overlooking the S.W. coast of Italy, about 5 M. N.W. of it. The site of the Roman town is now deserted, its last remains having been destroyed by the inhabitants of Corneto in 13o7. Scanty remains of walling and of buildings of the Roman period exist above ground; traces of a large rectangular platform were found in 1876, and part of the thermae in 1829; it occupied the summit of a hill defended by ravines, called Piano di Civita. It seems probable, See L. Dasti, Notizie Storiche archeologiche di Tarquinia e Corneto (Rome, 1878) ; G. Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria (London, 1883), i. 301 sqq.; Notizie degli Scavi, passim, especially 1885, 513 sqq.; E. Bormann in Corp. Incr. Lat., xi. (Berlin, 1888), p. 510 sqq.; G. Korte, s.v. " Etrusker " in Pauly-Wissowa, Realencyklopadie, vi. 73o sqq. (T. As.)
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