The Etruscans: Masters of Writing

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The Etruscans: Masters of Writing

From 19 March to 31 July 2016 the MAEC Museum (Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona) will host the exhibition “The Etruscans: Masters of Writing, Society and Culture in ancient Italy”. This fascinating journey will present the spread of the Etruscan writing between the 7th and the 1st century B.C. and the mystery still surrounding this idiom, which is still not fully understood mostly as far as the specific meaning of words is concerned.

This exhibition has been conceived and promoted by the Louvre Museum, the Lattes Museum and the MAEC Museum and its aim is to report on the most recent research studies on this topic and the progression of studies on syntax and grammar through a reinterpretation and new presentation of many epigraphs, some of which were completely unknown. Among the most important finds on display we find the Zagreb Mummy, the gold foils of Pyrgi and the Tabula Cortonensis, which are the longest Etruscan texts that have been found so far.

For further information go to sito etruschimaestridiscrittura.cortonamaec.org