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    Romeo & Juliet? Archeological find in Italy

    40 rare and important archaeological finds of our time.

    Bronze mirror, Laconian (said to be from southern Italy), second half of the 6th century BC

    Reliquary of Mary Magdalene [Made in Tuscany, Italy] (17.190.504) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Etruscan tomb, Italy

    Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

    Etruscan tom of the Infernal Quadriga, Sarteano (near Siena), Italy was discovered in 2003.

    Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, 175 A.D. Musei Capitolini, Rome.

    Herculaneum

    Helmet ca. 1550 via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Gregorio Dati (1363-1436) or Leonardo Dati (1360-1425) - Manuscript, Italy (c. 1400).

    August 1982, Herculaneum, Italy --- Jeweled gold rings still encircle the finger of a partially excavated skeleton at Herculaneum (Ercolano), Italy. Herculaneum, like its neighbor city Pompeii, was buried by material from the sudden eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79

    Young Flavian Woman (back of bust) c. 90 CE. currently located at Museo Capitolino, Rome, Italy

    Pompeii, Italy

    Roma (Capitoline Museums, Empereror Constantine the Great)

    Bath House in Pompeii, Italy

    Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum -- Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.

    Morbid Anatomy: "Ecstatic Raptures and Immaculate Corpses: Visions of Death Made Beautiful in Italy"

    Archeological Site of Solunto, near Palermo - Italy

    3D reconstruction of the position of the "Lovers of Valdaro", two fossilized skeletons (a man and a woman) dating back to 6000 years ago, discovered by archaeologists at a Neolithic tomb in S.Giorgio near Mantova, Italy, in 2007.

    Pompeii Roman House