Re: [gothic-l] Re: [AncientWeapons] Check out news.telegraph.co.uk - Etruscan 'Pompeii' unco...
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> Dear Friends,[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 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>
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