The National Museum Cerite
The National Museum Cerite is the archaeological museum of the city of Cerveteri, in the province of Rome, dedicated to Etruscan coming mainly from the necropolis of the ancient Etruscan town of Caere, including that of Banditaccia. It is housed in the castle Ruspoli, in the historic center of the city. Its collections include the remains of many necropolis of the ancient city: the prehistoric times to the burial ground of Sorbo; Hellenistic period: the tomb of Tasmie sarcophagi and tomb of the Banditaccia; bucchero various ceramics, vases, funerary vases and also some sarcophagus lids figured (original or reproduced). Notable pieces from these archaeological sites are preserved in the National Etruscan Museum and the Louvre Museum. Since 2015 Cerite Museum houses two extraordinary findings: Crater and Kylix Euphronios. These are two red-figure Attic pottery of the fifth century BC, magnificent examples of the most refined production of ceramics in Athens. Both vessels were stolen during illegal excavations in the area of Cerveteri and taken abroad where they were exposed for longer: Crater in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Kylix in the Getty Museum in Malibu. Returned at last to the Italian State, after a first place in the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome, the two masterpieces were definitely intended for the Museum of Cerveteri.