Etruscan Oppidum at Monte Castello

Marciana, Italy

Monte Castello oppidum, like other Etruscan habitats of the island, controlled the ancient ironworks, was strategically located above a hilltop between Ligurian Sea to the north and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the south. It had a rectangular plan (30 x 60 m), consisting of overlapping blocks of local stone. The settlement, which was excavated in 1977, was inhabited since the first half of the 4th century BC. It was settled until about 250 BC, until the Roman conquest of the island of Elba. Among the recovered archaeological materials, now preserved at the Archaeological Museum of Marciana, there is a valuable terracotta head with a tapestry of Atelier des petites estampilles, the Ferrara T 585 skyphoi, Genucilia type plates, grain-bearing ores, Etruscan amphorae And Greek-Italic, truncopyramidic weights, fusaiole and webbing spools. Noteworthy is the presence of pavement in opus signinum.

  • Silvestre Ferruzzi
  • Michelangelo Zecchini
  • Franco Cambi


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Angelo Mazzei said 6 years ago
Amazing place


Founded: 400 BC
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy

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