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Etruscan Odyssey

Synopsis
The mysterious Etruscan civilisation dominated the central region of ancient Italy, around what is now the heartland of Tuscany - before and during the Roman dynasties. While the origins of the Etruscans are lost to pre-written history, Etruria is distinguished from other ancient societies through their remarkable culture, which featured unique language, powerful women, arcane religious beliefs, and magnificent art and architecture. This film documents the work of Dr. P. Gregory Warden and his team as they search the hilltops of Poggio Colia, Italy, for any clues about the mysterious Etruscan civilisation. By restoring and cataloguing the cultural artifacts left behind by ancient settlers, modern archaeologists attempt to reconstruct a picture of daily life in Etruria. Among the issues addressed is what was it like to make the great gold jewels for the ruling families and to build the complex sarcophagi to hold the remains?
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Archaeology
Keywords
ancient civilisations; archaeological investigation; Italy; Etruscan civilisation

Credits

Director
Christine Intagliaata; Rachel Lyon

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$150.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
18 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Lioness Media Arts

Distributor

Name

Filmakers Library

Email
info@filmakers.com
Web
http://www.filmakers.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 808 4980
Fax
+1 212 808 4983
Address
124 East 40th Street
New York
NY 10016
USA
Notes
A well-established distributor of issue-oriented documentaries on social science and arts-related topics, made by American independents as well as filmmakers from all over the world. Sale on video or DVD.

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