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So where did the Etruscans come from ? This is an on-going debate with scholars but their importance in Italy cannot be denied. From building temples whose architecture was  later adopted and improved by the Romans, to building the water canals in Rome (still used today) to draining the swamps of the imperial forum, the Etruscans gave Roman its first King. But what of the Bolognese Etruscans ? What of their legacy ?

Let us start with some artefacts from the Archaeological museum of Bologna.

 

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Some scholars suggest that they were from Asia Minor who introduced a language with Greek characters but which to date is not been fully understood.

 

The Etruscan Mystery

So where did the Etruscans come from ? This is an on-going debate with scholars but their importance in Italy cannot be denied.

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