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.
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:
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• 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