Villa Campestri - Olive Oil Resort      
 
 
HOME | SHOP | BLOG | PRESS | NEWSLETTER | LOCATION
 
   
RESORT
BEDROOMS & SUITES
RESTAURANT
OliveToLive
WHAT TO DO
CEREMONIES & MEETINGS
SPECIAL OFFERS
 
 

Important ancient artwork found in Mugello!

This image of a woman in childbirth is the oldest ever found in the western world

Huge discovery dating back 2,600 years in the Mugello area of Tuscany by a blind archeologist on his first ever dig! The image displayed above us is the oldest found in the western world in an Etruscan settlement in our area of Italy. The Open University in the UK and a variety of American Universities were responsible for the excavation in the Poggio Colla area.This amazing feat in the world of Archeology was found by graduate student, William Nutt who is legally blind and on his first ever dig. According to an article in the Daily Mail Uk, Nutt said “It was thrilling to find out that it was so significant. To make a discovery like that, which provides important new information about a culture we know so little about, is exactly what makes archaeology and anthropology so appealing.”

A bucchero ceramic vessel (used only by the Etruscan elite) contained the images dates back to around 600 BC and display the shoulders and head of a baby emerging from his (goddess) mother.

The Mugello area of Tuscany is a prime place for Archaeologists interested in getting their hands dirty, here you can learn more about ‘The Etruscan Project’.

 

 

This entry was posted in BLOG English and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 
 
Booking


Date of Arrival:
Nights:
Rooms:
Adults:
Children:
 

 

Instagramming from Mugello: Our 3 Latest Favorites

It's no doubt that one of the best ways to discover a place is through photography. We personally really enjoy the app instagram to see wh ...

Exciting News About OliveToLive

Not your ordinary cruet: The OliveToLive system controls the environment to maintain olive oil quality at a restaurant in Spain. We a ...

Mysterious Places in Tuscany

When it comes to Tuscany, it is hard to find a place with more stories than this region in Italy. With so much history to content with, ...

Happy Holidays from Villa Campestri

In a blink of an eye, Christmas week is almost already over and we are embarking on a new year. We have high hopes for 2015, currently w ...

Tips for a Tuscan Christmas

Christmas time in Tuscany is as special as anywhere else in the world celebrating the holiday season. Towns all over the region decorate the ...

Tuscan Winter Activities: Our Tips

Most people think to visit Tuscany during the summer months, and personally spring and autumn are our favorites times in Italy. But the ...

Traditional Holiday Gifts from Tuscany

It's the first week of December and most likely you are in a mad rush to get your Christmas shopping done in advance. We often get asked ...

Planning your 2015 Trip to Italy

While we know that it isn't even December of 2014, we are already thinking about 2015 and all that it will offer. Hopefully for you, it ...
 

  bottom_separator   bottom_separator   bottom_separator   bottom_separator   bottom_separator  
Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
Via di Campestri 19/22
50039 Vicchio di Mugello (Firenze)
Tel. +39.0558490107
Fax +39.0558490108
villa.campestri@villacampestri.it
P.IVA 04277830487