The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a powerful, wealthy and
refined, civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany,
Illustrated introduction to various aspects of Etruscan life, art, and heritage.
Overview. Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to a civilization
of ancient Italy. Its homeland was in the area of central Italy, just north of Rome, ...
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Etruscan, member of an ancient people of Etruria, Italy, between the Tiber and
Arno rivers west and south of the Apennines, whose urban civilization reached its
The Etruscans occupied the region to the north of Rome, between the Arno and
Tiber Rivers to the west of the Apennine Mountains. The Romans were first a ...
The Etruscans were the first people in the Italic peninsula to learn to write. They
adopted the Euboean Greek alphabet, and from them writing spread to other ...
While some 13000 Etruscan texts exist, most of these are very short.
Consequently, much of what we know about the Etruscans comes not from
Etruscans. Etruscan culture developed in northern and central Italy after ca 800
BC without a serious break out of the preceding Villanovan culture.
The Etruscans, who lived in Etruria, were known as Tyrrhenians by the Greeks.
They were at their height in Italy from the 8th to the 5th century B.C..