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Etruscan Lecture

Theresa Huntsman of Washington University in St. Louis will be presenting the UMass Amherst Classics Department’s annual Etruscan lecture on Oct. 10 at 5.00 p.m. The lecture is entitled ‘Sometimes you can take it with you: Etruscan banquets and burials.’ … Continue reading

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Etruscan Roundtable III

The UMass Amherst Classics Department and its Center for Etruscan Studies are delighted to announce that Etruscan Roundtable III is being held on October 10, 2013 at noon in Herter Hall 301. The topic of this year’s roundtable is “Aspects … Continue reading

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Etruscan Roundtable II

The second meeting of UMass Amherst’s Etruscan Roundtable series took place on April 10 in Herter Hall on the UMass Amherst campus. Roundtable II, which was entitled “Topics in Etruscan Identity,” was sponsored by the Department of Classics and the … Continue reading

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First Words Exhibit at Murlo, Italy

The Classics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Poggio Civitate Excavation are co-sponsoring an exhibit this summer at the Murlo Archaeological Museum, an antiquarium located in the Comune of Murlo and dedicated entirely to the Poggio Civitate … Continue reading

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Symposium in honor of Nancy de Grummond

Congratulations to Nancy de Grummond of Florida State University. A symposium entitled “Artisans and Craft in Ancient Etruria” is being held in her honor on June 23 at Syracuse University in Florence. The organizer is Professor Laurel Taylor (Department of … Continue reading

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New inscription from Sarteano

On display in the Museo Archeologico di Sarteano are artifacts recovered from tomb 16 of the necropolis of the Pianacce during the 2007 excavation season. Among them is an inscribed buccheroid plate (see photograph) dated to the 2nd half of the 6th century BCE. … Continue reading

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Etruscan Inscription from Campo della Fiera

In 2008 during excavation at Campo della Fiera (Orvieto) excavators led by Simonetta Stopponi recovered a statue base incised with an Etruscan inscription (see photograph and drawing). The base, measuring 83.3 cm (high) by 30.7 cm (wide), was recovered from … Continue reading

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New Raetic Inscription

A Raetic inscription incised on a small bronze plaque was published in the 2006 issue of ArchaeoTirol (see photograph). The plaque was found in a religious sanctuary discovered at Demlfeld in Ampass near Innsbruck. Excavators have recovered over 2,000 objects, … Continue reading

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New Lemnian Inscription

A new Lemnian inscription was discovered recently during excavation of an ancient sanctuary at Efestia on the island of Lemnos. The inscription was incised in two lines on the upper portion of a rectangular altar measuring 50 cm. in length … Continue reading

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Langford Conference

A conference entitled “Texts, Non-Texts and Contexts: On the Varieties of Writing Experiences in the Ancient Mediterranean World” is being held at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL on February 25-26, 2011. The conference is organized by Professor Nancy de … Continue reading

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