Нана Василева

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The Etruscan necropolis was organized with a city-like plan.

The coastal region of southern Italy and Sicily, for instance, was colonized by the Greeks, whilst the interior of that

An example of an elaborate Etruscan tomb: Wall painting in a burial chamber called Tomb of the Leopards at the Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia in Lazio, Italy.

The Etruscans flourished in central Italy from the to century BCE, and one of their greatest legacies is the beautifully painted tombs found in many of their important towns.

A Rare Greek Silver Tetrobol of Therma[i] (?) or Argolis (?) (Macedon) SIlver, ca. 500-475 B.C.E., 2.36 grams  Archaizing Pegasus right, lotus bud below / rough quadripartite incuse square.  A superb example of this rare issue of coinage.

A Rare Greek Silver Tetrobol of Therma[i] (?) (Macedon) SIlver, ca., grams Archaizing Pegasus right, lotus bud below / rough quadripartite incuse square. A superb example of this rare issue of coinage.

Head of a lion  Period:     Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date:     400–300 B.C. Geography:     Country of Origin Egypt; (none assigned Medium:     gypsum plaster

Head of a lion Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period Date: B. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt; (none assigned Medium: gypsum plaster

Etruscan Nenfro statue of a winged lion, Archaic, ca. 550 B.C. Several statues of this type, made from nenfro, a kind of volcanic stone used extensively at Vulci, depict winged lions and sphinxes. These were set up to protect the entrances to subterranean chamber tombs covered by a tumulus (earthen mound). They often appear in pairs and represent the Etruscan response to a long tradition of guardian figures stretching back to ancient Egypt and the Near East.

Several statues of this type, made from nenfro, a kind of volcanic stone used extensively at Vulci, depict winged lions and sphinxes. These were set up to protect the entrances to subterranean chamber tombs covered by a tumulus (earthen mound)