Etruscan pyramids found in Italy

Published on September 19th, 2012 | by Admin


The first ever Etruscan pyramids have been found underneath a wine cellar in Orvieto, Italy.

“Within this upper section, which had been modified in modern times and was used as a wine cellar, we noticed a series of ancient stairs carved into the wall. They were clearly of Etruscan construction,” David B. George of the Department of Classics at Saint Anselm, told Discovery News.

As they started digging, George and co-director of the excavation Claudio Bizzarri of the Parco Archeologico Ambientale dell’Orvietano noted that the cave’s walls were tapered up in a pyramidal fashion. Intriguingly, a series of tunnels, again of Etruscan construction, ran underneath the wine cellar hinting to the possibility of deeper

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Story: Rosella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: David George

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