Photographer's Note

Tomb of Gottimo - Farnese (VT)

It is located within the Selva del Lamone Regional Nature Reserve, following the path of the Etruscans, near the settlement of Rofalco. After having crossed a cut characterized by evident traces of Etruscan tombs, on the right you cross a path that leads to the vulcente-style tomb of Gottimo. Shortly thereafter, you will encounter underground rooms, currently used as a stable, but perhaps also obtained from ancient tombs, continuing on to reach the tomb of Gottimo, dating from around the 5th-4th century BC.
Probably belonged to an important noble family, it has a complex architecture, which recalls that of the Etruscan house.
A trapezoidal-shaped dromos (open-air corridor), about twelve meters long and two meters wide, leads to an access door with pillars and architrave. There are traces of the hollows where the large, well-squared tuffaceous boulders rested, distributed on the sides of the dromos that formed the pillars and the architrave of the entrance. On the sides of the dromos were housed apotropaic statues (intended to ward off evil influences) in nenfro, sphinxes or lions, of which only a fragment of a paw remains on display at the Civic Museum of Farnese.
The first room, 5.40 x 3.60 meters in size, has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid with the main base at the bottom, and has a ceiling worked with beams carved into the tuff that recall those typical of Etruscan houses.
On the sides, carved into the rock, there are counters that had the function of funeral beds for the deposition of the dead. SEE INTERIOR IN THE WS

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17685 W: 130 N: 37143] (202544)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-21
  • Exposición: f/0.1, 30 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-25 1:35
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