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Re: [gothic-l] Re: [AncientWeapons] Check out news.telegraph.co.uk - Etruscan 'Pompeii' unco...

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  • M. Carver
    Hails! How do you hope to connect this to Gothic studies? Mat?aius ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 4, 2002
      Hails!

      How do you hope to connect this to Gothic studies?

      Mat?aius



      jpisc98357@... wrote:

      > Dear Friends,
      >
      > Here is the original story that Ananova copied from the News Telegraph:
      >
      > > <A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;$sessionid$BDMQZ1YAAFHT1QFIQMGCFFOAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2002/04/04/wetru04.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/04/04/ixworld.html">Click here: news.telegraph.co.uk - Etruscan 'Pompeii' uncovered in Tuscany</A>
      > > Etruscan 'Pompeii' uncovered in Tuscany
      > > By Bruce Johnston in Rome
      > > (Filed: 04/04/2002)
      > >
      > >
      > > THE ruins of an unknown Etruscan city dating back nearly 3,000 years have
      > > been discovered in Tuscany, the largest find of its kind.
      > >
      > > Archaeologists said yesterday the site, named Accesa after the lake on
      > > whose shores it was found, would "for the first time enable us to enter
      > > into contact with the everyday Etruscan world".
      > >
      > > While much is known about the tombs of the Etruscans - who occupied the
      > > area north of ancient Rome and whose advanced civilisation predated it -
      > > little is known about them or their cities.
      > >
      > > "What we are probably looking at here is a settlement which may be
      > > considered to be the Pompeii of the Etruscan world," said Giovannangelo
      > > Camporeale, professor of Etruscology at the University of Florence, who is
      > > in charge of the excavations.
      > >
      > > The 2,700-year-old city, near Massa Marittima in southern Tuscany, was
      > > covered in woodland when excavations began.
      > >
      > > "We have uncovered 65 acres so far and it is certainly much bigger," said
      > > Prof Camporeale. The fact that the site had not been disturbed by
      > > subsequent settlers meant it could "hold the key" to Etruscan mysteries.
      > >
      > > "Many other Etruscan cities are bigger," he said. "But we cannot tear down
      > > the modern houses now on the sites to examine what lies beneath."
      > >
      > > <A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/03/23/wves23.xml">23 March 2002: 'Prehistoric Venice' near Vesuvius</A>
      >
      > Best Regards, John
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