In Italy discovered the tomb of the Etruscan Prince in the form of a turtle shell

In Italy during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of the Etruscans under the name of Vulci was found a previously unknown burial of the child with a large number of valuable accessories of funeral and headstone in the shape of a turtle shell. As it turned out later, the scientists stumbled upon the grave of the young Prince of an ancient civilization that inhabited the Peninsula in the first Millennium BC.

В Италии обнаружено надгробие принца этрусков в форме черепашьего панциря

The upper part of the tomb was made to repeat a turtle shell, and in its lower part discovered indentations of unknown purpose. Most likely, they could be used for lowering the sarcophagus into the tomb. Moreover, researchers found that in the Hellenistic age that the burial was reused. This conclusion was made due to the fact that of child’s sarcophagus, archaeologists found the remains of an adult buried approximately in the second century BC.

Inside a small sarcophagus was found a large variety of ritual objects, usually vessels, which is very characteristic of the civilization of the Etruscans. However, the most valuable thing scientists call crafted amphora very rare forms that are decorated with intricate geometric motifs.

As for the remains, the scientists believe that in this grave were buried the boy, that can indicate found beside him a short spear. In addition, according to one version of the speech can go about the remains of the young representative of the Etruscan aristocracy, which at that time was in its infancy in Bulchi.

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