Near Porano have been recovered some
precious Etruscan graves, two of them take the name from the Orvieto
archaeologist that discovered them in 1836 and the grave of the Hescana,
Etruscan family owner of the sepulchre. The importance of the recovery resides
in the frescos of which the walls of the mortuary rooms are covered, which
represent scenes that allow to decipher some aspects related to the Etruscan
civilisation. In effect it is only the grave of the Hescana to still possess
the paintings in their original centre, while those of the graves Golini I and
II are visible at the National Archaeological Museum
The scenes represent the life of the various social classes, the funeral rites
and banquets, all useful testimonies to penetrate that veil of mystery that
darkens the greatness of the Etruscan people. Besides the frescos in the
catacombs have been also found various objects as armors, vases, bronzes and a
marvellous mirror in which are drawn Leda
Also to Porano
it repeats, even if in smaller measure, the underground plot of rooms and paths
that characterises the near Orvieto, united by the past Etruscan commune and
from the today's itinerary that necropolis by necropolis allows to discover a
civilisation that reserves enormous surprises.
Porano the Etruscan
above a sweet slope between the territory of Orvieto
and the Lazio
The urban conformation is that typical of the strengthened suburb, as...
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