|Archaeological excavations |
in Vetulonia (GR)
Directed by Dr.M.Cygielman
H O M E
A series of important barrow tombs were discovered that can be visited today (Diavolino II, Pietrera, Belvedere, Fibula d'oro and Poggio Pelliccia - near Giuncarico), as well as a cycle of sculptures in stone in the tumulus of Pietrera; dating from the second half of the 7th century B.C., this cycle can now be found in the National Archaeological Museum in Florence and is considered one of the oldest groups of Etruscan sculpture as yet known.
A large number of
archaeological sites related to the settlement in Hellenistic times (3rd-1st
century B.C.) can also be visited near the modern town: Poggiarello Renzetti,
Costia dei Lippi and Costa Murata, which show an extensive demographic expansion,
with houses, warehouses, paved roads, etc.