Acquarossa, Italy

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Terracotta architectural details Acquarossa.jpg
Architectural terracotta from Acquarossa
Acquarossa, Italy is located in Lazio
Acquarossa, Italy
Shown within Lazio
LocationComune di Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Site notes
Excavation dates1960s-1970s
ArchaeologistsIstituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma

Acquarossa or Fosso Acqua Rossa is the modern name of the location of an ancient Etruscan settlement abandoned or destroyed in the second half of the sixth century BC.[1] Located near Viterbo, in Etruria,[2] was excavated by the Swedish Institute at Rome in the 1960s and 1970s.[3] An elite complex similar to the Regia in Rome was excavated at the site.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ The Etruscans, Graeme Barker & Tom Rasmussen, page 299
  2. ^ Harris, W.; DARMC, R. Talbert; S. Gillies; T. Elliott; J. Becker. "Places: 412987 (Acquarossa)". Pleiades. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "ACQUAROSSA Italy." In Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites
  4. ^ Larissa Bonfante (1986). Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies. Wayne State University Press. pp. 195–. ISBN 0-8143-1813-4.
  5. ^ Carl Eric Östenberg (1975). Case estrusche di Acquarossa. Multigrafica Editrice.
  6. ^ Acquarossa: Results of Excavations Conducted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies at Rome and the Soprintendenza Alle Antichità Dell'Etruria Meridionale. Svenska institutet i Rom. 1981.

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Coordinates: 42°29′N 12°08′E / 42.483°N 12.133°E / 42.483; 12.133