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Etruscan tombs uncovered in Italy

17 Etruscan tombs dating back from the 9th-3rd centuries B.C. have been found in Italy. Archaeologists working in the Etruscan necropolis of Vulci near Viterbo have found 17 tombs containing a variety of ornaments and jewellery left by relatives of the deceased to facilitate their passage to the afterlife. The tombs, dating

Intact royal Etruscan tomb opened after 2,600 years

A royal Etruscan tomb found in Tarquina, Italy, has been opened for the first time since being closed 2,600 years ago. Found in Tarquinia, a hill town about 50 miles northwest of Rome, famous for its Etruscan art treasures, the 2,600 year old intact burial site came complete with a full

2,400-year-old Etruscan home found in Italy

A 2,400-year-old Etruscan home has been uncovered in Italy. Hailed as an exceptional find, the luxury home was uncovered at an archeological site at Vetulonia, 200 kilometres north of Rome. Archeologists say it is rare to find an Etruscan home intact and believe the home was built between the 3rd

2,000-year-old cosmetics

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a 2,000-year-old lotion belonging to an Etruscan woman. "This is almost unique in archaeology. Even though more than 2,000 years have passed, the oxidation of the organic material has not yet been completed. This is most likely due to the sealing of the alabaster unguentarium by

Swiss art gallery surrenders antiquities to Italy

A Swiss art gallery has surrendered 251 ancient artifacts worth $2.7 million, most of them illegally excavated in Italy. Raffaele Mancino of the Carabinieri art squad said the objects were returned by brothers who run the gallery in Geneva. The police said this was the successful end of an operation they