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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN:
ETRUSCAN GOLD AT POGGIO COLLA

The Mugello Valley, Tuscany, Italy.

The recent discovery of 2,000-year-old pendant necklaces, gold hair ornaments, rings and semi-precious stones, and silver coins is bringing to life a largely forgotten people who, among other things, built the first cities in Italy and introduced Greek culture to the Romans.

A gold earring from the Poggio Colla find.In the Italian foothills near Florence, archaeologists from Southern Methodist University, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Franklin and Marshall College have uncovered gold artifacts from an ancient Etruscan city. SMU has experts to discuss the following angles:

Photos From the Find
Gold Amid the Ruins: Why is This Site Unique?
The Etruscans: Clues to a Lost Civilization
Mystery Rites of a Mysterious Culture
From Childhood Playground to Historian's Paradise
Ancient Art Influences Modern Fashion
Learning by Discovering: Students at the Poggio Colla Dig

 

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