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Articles in this category focus on particular objects, which are examined in close detail and may serve as the jumping off point for further discussion.

A donkey figurine from Gubbio

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A donkey figurine from Gubbio

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The small archaeological collection of the Duomo in Gubbio, Umbria, features a small terracotta figurine of a donkey, the most common pack animal of the ancient world.

The girl with the golden wreath

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The girl with the golden wreath

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This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.

A bronze panoply from Porano

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A bronze panoply from Porano

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Recovered from the painted Etruscan tombs at Porano, near Orvieto, is a bronze panoply of the third quarter of the fourth century BC.

Painted tombs from Porano

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Painted tombs from Porano

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The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.

Grieve for Mnesarete

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Grieve for Mnesarete

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Grave stelae can bring us face to face with people from the past. Take, for example, the gravestone of Mnesarete, daughter of Socrates.

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