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Fall lecture: Poggio Civitate

Friends of FAI in collaboration with New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo`, The Archaeological Institute of America & The Etruscan Foundation, invites you to a lecture on Poggio Civitate, an ancient Etruscan Settlement located near Siena in Tuscany. The excavations on the site, carried out there over the last 49 years, have uncovered the remains of a monumental and richly decorated structure, dating to the 6th century BCE, probably belonged to an elite of Etruscan nobles that had the dominion on the area. The building was systematically destroyed and its inhabitants mysteriously abandoned the site towards the last quarter of 6th century: who destroyed it and why remain unanswered at present.

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