etruscan etruscan  /ɪ ˈtrə skən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)

News

  • Study sheds light on origins of French winemaking

    Workers collect white grapes in the vineyards of the famed Chateau Haut Brion during the grape harvest in Pessac-Leognan, near Bordeaux, France, in 2012. Scientists using biomolecular analysis of ancient amphorae have proven that winemaking began in France as early as the fifth century B.C., when local Celts picked up viticultural techniques from seafaring Etruscans from central Italy.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Journal News

Quotes

  1. "Etruscan culture and practices, such as burial ceremonies, were still alive only around the countryside, far from urban centers, where families and small groups made a life cultivating land and rearing livestock," said Andrea Zifferero,...
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Andrea Source: Kazinform

  2. "Impressive in scale and dynamic in conception, the Chimaera of Arezzo is a tour de force of Etruscan bronze sculpture. We are delighted that our partnership with the Museo Archeologico is bringing to Los Angeles for the first time one of the most...
    on Jul 15, 2009 By: Michael Brand Source: Art Daily

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