Italian builders uncover 2,000-year-old tombs

From Italian builders uncover 2,000-year-old tombs.

Archaeologists were yesterday celebrating the discovery of 27 2,000-year-old tombs in Italy’s "Valley of the Dead". (…)

Archaeologists say there is also a "good chance" that there may well be other tombs waiting to be discovered. The tombs were discovered at Tarquinia, 50 miles north of Rome in an area named a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Covering more than 400 acres, the area was the burial ground for the Etruscan tribes who predated the Romans. Maria Tecla Castaldi, an archaeologist, said: [continue]

2 thoughts on “Italian builders uncover 2,000-year-old tombs

  1. I hope they find tombs that are still intact, too. Wouldn’t that be terrific? Our knowledge of the Etruscans would be greatly enhanced.

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