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An Etruscan tomb near Vetulonia:
la Tomba della Fibula d'oro


[image ALT: A dirt corridor about 4 meters long between weathered rough stone walls. It is a partial view of the Etruscan tomb of the Fibula d' Oro at Vetulonia, in Tuscany (central Italy).]

Tourist snapshots of this tomb by a very grey January day; the tomb itself is of the type called a "corridor tomb". You should imagine it with its lost roof and probably a covering of soil, so that what we now see in the open air would have been in pitch darkness underground.


[image ALT: A rectangular walled stone pit about 1.4 meters deep and the area of a small bedroom, with a stone pillar, about 1.6 meters tall, standing in the center of it. In the background, a tree, maybe a eucalyptus, towers over the scene. It is a view of the Etruscan tomb of the Fibula d' Oro at Vetulonia, in Tuscany (central Italy).]

[image ALT: A stone pillar, about 1.6 meters tall, standing in the center of a bedroom-sized plot of grass, surrounded by rough stone walls only slightly less tall. It is part of the Etruscan tomb of the Fibula d' Oro at Vetulonia, in Tuscany (central Italy).]


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