Intact 7th century Etruscan chamber tomb unearthed at Vulci
An Etruscan chamber tomb dating to the second half of the seventh century BC has been excavated in the necropolis of Poggio Mengarelli, located in the Archaeological Park of Vulci.
"As soon as the stone sealing the tomb was removed, it was possible to make out two wine amphorae, a krater of local production decorated in the 'oriental style' of mainland Greece, a large bronze basin, a bucchero vase and the bones of the deceased" said Superintendent Alfonsina Russo.
"The vessels have not suffered any damage and we found them inside the tomb exactly as they had been placed 2,700 years ago."
The archaeological campaign began on 29 September in response to the numerous illicit excavations by treasure hunters and its aim is to achieve a complete historical and archaeological reconstruction of the necropolis.
The new finds have already been transported to the restoration workshop of the Vulci Foundation in Montalto di Castro.
Source: Etruria Oggi [November 24, 2016]