(Huffington Post Science)
The most significant find was the tomb of an Etruscan warrior prince that has remained intact throughout the years.
“It’s a unique discovery, as it is extremely rare to find an inviolate Etruscan tomb of an upper-class individual. It opens up huge study opportunities on the Etruscans,” excavation leader Alessandro Mandolesi, of the University of Turin, told Discovery News.
The Etruscans were one of several civilizations that dominated the Italian Peninsula for several centuries beginning around 700 B.C. Ultimately, the Etruscans were absorbed into the Roman Republic.