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Pyrgi, the port of ancient Caere, which was about 13 km, enjoyed among the Etruscans of great fame for his sanctuary. Excavations carried out at the impressive castle of Santa Severa brought to light two temples and other cultural features. The temple, preserved as the nearby temple B only in its massive foundations, was decorated with high reliefs in terracotta, of which the central one, depicting one of the highpoints of the Greek myth of the seven at Thebes, was the subject of a complex restoration and is now on display at the Museo di Villa Giulia.
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The Museo Civico di Santa Marinella, established in 1993, is dedicated to the theme of the sea and the ancient navigation and illustrates, through original artifacts and restorative models, some particular aspects of the life of the ancient "the sea and the sea". It is housed in the beautiful surroundings of Santa Severa Castle, built in the middle ages the site of ancient settlement of Pyrgi, famous port port open to the Mediterranean trade, controlled by the Etruscan town of Caere, present-day Cerveteri. The Museum's visitor center accesses the visit itinerary "Pyrgi and the castle of Santa
The Civic Museum of Santa Marinella, established in 1993 and recently expanded and renovated, is dedicated to the theme of the sea and ancient navigation and, through original artefacts and model reconstructions, illustrates some particular aspects of the life of forebears "on the sea and for the sea”. The museum is divided into eight exhibition rooms located in the beautiful setting of the Castle of Santa Severa, built in the Middle Ages on the site of the ancient settlement of Pyrgi, the famous port of call for traffic in the Mediterranean, which was controlled by the Etruscan city of Caere,