Thursday, 2 July 2015

Etruscan Tombs, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

Here are some beautiful shots taken by our third year student Paul MacNamara during his visit to Tuscany, Italy. These photos are of Etruscan tombs, the Etruscans were a society prevalent in north-central Italy by the 8th Century BC. The Etruscan settlement pictured in these photographs was called Dometaia, just outside of the village of Colle di Val d'Else, on the way to Volteria. 
One tomb had an entrance hall and six rooms, with a shelf for the ossuaries. The other tomb was circular.

Below six photographs of rectangular tomb with six rooms

Below six photographs of circular tomb

Below three photographs of amphitheater in Volteria

Two more photographs:

single tomb/grave
graffiti from burial 

Thank you to Paul MacNamara for sharing these photographs and giving us an insight into the archaeology of Tuscany, Italy!