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Remains of a shackled man found in Etruscan tomb

The remains of a man wearing shackles has been found in a 2,500-year-old Etruscan tomb in central Tuscany. Almost five pounds of iron bound his legs, while a heavy iron collar was wrapped around his neck. "He died in shackles and was buried with a shroud tied to the body. We found

Etruscan stele found in Italy

An inscribed Etruscan stele has been found during the excavation of a temple Tuscany. "This is probably going to be a sacred text, and will be remarkable for telling us about the early belief system of a lost culture that is fundamental to western traditions," said archaeologist Gregory Warden, co-director and

Tomb of Etruscan princess found in Italy

Researchers working in Italy have uncovered a tomb that may belong to an Etruscan princess. The excavation of the Tomb of the Golden Scarab follows its discovery earlier this year in the archaeological site of Vulci, a former Etruscan city. Anthropological research helped back the theory that the tomb belonged to a

2,300-year-old Etruscan tomb found in Italy

A farmer working his fields in Italy has discovered an Etruscan tomb which dates back to the late fourth century B.C. An intact Etruscan tomb, complete with sarcophagi, a full array of grave goods and a mysterious marble head, has has been brought to light in the Umbria region of Italy,

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.

Bronze Age Etruscan sacred site found in Italy

An Etruscan holy site which dates back 3,000 years have been found 50 miles north of Rome. A number of materials were linked to cult fires and "clear evidence of votive offerings," Cardarelli said. "Religious activities 1,000 years B.C. were carried out through fire," he said. "Offerings were burnt for the gods