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2,000-Year-Old Etruscan Tomb Discovered

Calling all archeology buffs! A 2,000-year old Etruscan tomb in perfect preservation condition has been uncovered about the hills of Tuscany, where a collection of artifacts and other historical treasures have also been found. Amongst the finds, an urn containing the remains of close to 30 people is also part of the unique discoveries about this ancient resting place.

 

The tomb in question was situated in a Tuscan town called Civitella Paganico, which is believed to date between the 1st and 3rd centuries BC. At the time, Etruscan power was suffering a decline in respect, but the wealth of relics left behind is quite regarded. Researchers at the site are ecstatic as it is rather rare to uncover a tomb that is in such good condition. At a nearby road, strewn about pieces of artifacts were found close to the site of the tomb, which led many to believe they were about to uncover something quite great.

 

At first, archeologists thought they would encounter a tomb that had been manipulated in some way because there were so many fragments found outside of the site, but as they entered the main burial room , the insides were completely intact. Taking a look inside the tomb, researchers found a narrow corridor that guided them into a small burial chamber, which measured close to two meters long and 1.79 meters wide. This chamber served as home to about 80 different objects, including mirrors and vases, as well as other bronze and ceramic pieces. Researchers also became excited when they found urns that held the remains of humans.

 

According to one of the researchers who toured the burial chamber, the space was quite remarkable as there was a rather high amount of objects situated in such as small area. This is probably why some of the vases and urns were so small in size. Archeologists believe that these urns were set aside for the remains of children.

 

When it comes to ancient civilization associated with Italy, the Etruscans are known as one of the first and most intriguing groups in history. The inhabitants during this time resided north of Rome, which is now known as the Tuscan and Umbria regions. The Etruscan civilization lasted in history for about 1,000 years, where the highest respect was seen from the 7th to the 6th century B.C. This was the time period just before Roman settlements started to replace the cities in the area. The information surrounding the mystique of the Etruscans come when researchers are