Painstaking up-to-date scientific research and a taste for discovery of the subtle "magic" of the Etruscans. This new volume in the ArtBook series outlines an itinerary through places of intense beauty, cradle of a great civilization.
[The Etruscans. Discoveries and masterpieces of a splendid civilization in ancient Italy] In the heart of the Italian peninsula, eight centuries before Christ, a major civilization began to appear. A mysterious people that arrived from the sea: they called themselves “Tirreni”, but the Romans called them “Etrusci”. This was the start of an extraordinarily interesting period whose memory now relies on the necropoli found from Emilia to Latium and their fabulous treasures. The connections with other Mediterranean peoples are impressive, as indicated by shared forms and myths. The charm of the Etruscans, closely connected with the uncontaminated natural beauty of many of the related archaeological sites, offers one of the most intriguing episodes of classical archaeology. The two authors of this volume have balanced painstaking up-to-date scientific research with a taste for discovery and the subtle “magic” of a people that has not yet finished revealing its history, and may still hold sensational surprises. From Marzabotto to Populonia, Chiusi to Norchia, Vulci to Orvieto, Roselle to Vetulonia, Spina to Sovana, all the way to the famous necropoli of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, this new volume in the ArtBook series outlines an itinerary through places of intense beauty.