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In Etruscan culture woman seem to have a more important role in day to day activities. Even in celebrations and funerals they are depicted as being more involved than other civilizations around them. Their role in society or perhaps their freedom was less restricted then the other cultures. Woman were given greater freedoms and their work or opinions were valued more so than their neighbors. In some aspects they seem to have been more advanced in realizing the role in which woman play with society, life and death and the part they play in building the culture. The Cerveteri Sarcophagus in my opinion depicts the joint relationship between men and woman. They seem to be sitting over the sarcophagus as equals, even the male figure depicting deference to the female.