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Etruscans & Cortona

This past Friday a group of Umbra Institute students (here with their professors from Trinity College) took an outing to Cortona. In addition to getting a beautiful view of the valley and of Lake Trasimeno, the students were able to put into practice what they learned in class while visiting the newly-restored Etruscan Museum. Professor Diane Zannoni’s class was able to pick out pottery imported by the ancient Etruscans from Athens as well as identify different epochs of Etruscan civilization by their burial rites. The trip was already a success but a gelato on the main piazza definitely didn’t hurt, either!

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