Fall lecture: Poggio Civitate at 24 West 12th Street
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. The lecture, lead by Dr. Erik Nielsen from Franklin University, will present the beauty of the site and its architecture, and show how the structure functioned.
Presented by: Dr.Erik Nielsen, Franklin University