The Etruscans This is an entirely different people group than the Romans. They have different origins than the Romans and a different story. They inhabited the area around modern day Tuscany. There language has not been linguistically understood by scholars leaving a bit of confusion about their history.
Etruscan Tombs Tumulus (singular) and Tumuli (plural). Developed to form a necropolis. Cut into a softer limestone known as “Tufa” and have a dome to them. What is important to understand? They are similar to the decoration of an Etruscan home. The dead will mimic the living. Frescoes are common within these tombs and depict large hands and movement in these hands. Tumuli in the Banditaccia necropolis (Cerveteri, Italy)
Etruscan Tombs Banqueting Scene – the Tomb of the Leopards Double Flute Player Inspiration
Etruscan Temples Etruscan Temple at Veii What’s different or the same as Greek temples?
Etruscan Art Apulu of Veii (510 to 500 BCE) What’s different about the Etruscan Apulu as opposed to the Greek Apollo?
Etruscan Art Apulu of Veii (510 to 500 BCE) Things to Note: - Contemporary with Archaic Greece (smile and almond eyes) - Terracotta statue that is hollow - Stylized muscles and hair - Detail in drapery and garments