The tomb, with ashes inside it, was found in 1990, during works for the construction of a sports field. The burial, we don't know if in a simple pit or within a case of stone or bricks, included an olla
, containing the charred remains of the dead, a basic set of articles for use at banquet, i.e. a red glazed cup and a kantharos
of 'thin walled'
clay, together with a Celtic type bronze fibula
. The charred bones belong to a man, as the presence of the banquet set confirms. The type of earthenware used for the vessel with ashes
, as well as the fibula, are evocative of the Ligurian tradition and show that, even after the Romans conquered the colony's territory, small groups of Ligurians continued to inhabit it. The burial can indeed be dated to the Ist
century B.C. on the basis of the grave goods contained in it.
- Paribeni E., La Cappella (Seravezza), in Museo Archeologico Versiliese. Pietrasanta, Viareggio 1995