Tumulus of Montefortini

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The Tumulus of Montefortini is an Etruscan tomb near Comeana, Tuscany, central Italy, which is believed to date from the 7th century BC. [1]

The tumulus is an oval burial mound 80 metres long and 11 metres high, which houses two tombs. Excavations began in 1966 and the finds are displayed in the museum of Artimino.

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References

  1. Alessandro Naso (25 September 2017). Etruscology. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. pp. 1831–. ISBN   978-1-934078-49-5.

Coordinates: 43°47′34.23″N11°03′53.80″E / 43.7928417°N 11.0649444°E / 43.7928417; 11.0649444