Francois Tomb


The Francois Tomb is an Etruscan tomb located at Vulci (Velch to the Etruscans), a town located 12 km from the western coast of central Italy, by the banks of the Fiora River. Flourishing as a trading port between the 6th and 4th century BCE, Vulci's elite built many impressive tombs, and the most celebrated is the 4th-century BCE Francois Tomb. Vibrant wall paintings on the interior walls depict scenes from mythology, a battle between Vulci and an alliance of other Etruscan cities and the Romans in a tantalising glimpse of the still obscure relations between these two cultures, and, finally, the tomb's occupant himself.

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