The mysterious Etruscans were major players in the evolution of European civilization. Fleur Kinson sheds some light on a fascinating, near-forgotten people, and comes face-to-face with them in Tarquinia.
Ancient Etruscan Art of Europe - Culturally related to the Phoenician Seafarers and the glue between Asia and Western Europe
Etruscan. Louvre. Gold pin with a Mistress of the Animals (potnia theron). Gold with granulation, ca. 630 BC. Jatrow, 2008. "The Pyrgi tablets" are laminated sheets of gold both in Etruscan and Phoenician languages. They are exhibited at the Etruscan Museum in Rome – “Museo di Villa Giulia” Read more here: Etruscan–Phoenician Alphabet (link) Etruscan. Gold Winged female figure Louvre. 6th century BCE. Unknown origin. Photo by Jastrow, own work, 2008. Etruscan pendant with swastika symbols…