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Etruscan warrior prince actually a princess


The bones of an Etruscan warrior prince found last month in Italy are actually the remains of a middle-aged woman.

When the team removed the sealed slab blocking the tomb, they saw two large platforms. On one platform lay a skeleton bearing a lance. On another lay a partially incinerated skeleton. The team also found several pieces of jewelry and a bronze-plated box, which may have belonged to a woman, according to the researchers.

“On the inner wall, still hanging from a nail, was an aryballos [a type of flask] oil-painted in the Greek-Corinthian style,” Mandolesi said.

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Story: Tia Ghose, LiveScience | Photo: Mandolesi

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