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Etruscan tomb at Villa Mansi

A discovery that attests to the ancient period in Camaiore

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Camaiore

The presence of an Etruscan settlement in Camaiore is evidenced by the discovery of the tomb at Villa Mansi, dated to between the 7th and 6th century BCE.

Because the tomb contains cremated remains, historians have been able to determine that the Etruscans practiced cremation rituals, and the remains of this particular dead were conserved in a black ceramic jar, typical of the Etruscan era.

The container shows decorations whose characteristic traits attest to the fact that it was made in the Pisa territory. Indeed, similar discoveries in necropolises near Pisa – and in others in what was north-western Etruria – show the same decoration.

The artefacts are today conserved at the Villa Guinigi Museum in Lucca.

Camaiore
VILLAGES, PARISH CHURCHES AND ABBEYS BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE APUAN ALPS
Located in a wide valley at the foot of the Apuan Alps, Camaiore is a city with ancient foundations and owes its origins to the Romans, who, after establishing Lucca, set up outposts on the slopes of Monte Prana. Among these was Camaiore, whose name comes from the ancient toponym Campus Major, the large plain that linked Lucca to the port in Luni. ...
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