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Tuscans’ roots in their corner of western Italy date back five millennia

Reconstruction of the Etruscan Tomb of the Leopards. At centre are 4 lit statues of female mourners in different poses.

Statues of mourning women stand in a reconstruction of a tomb built by the Etruscans, who conquered Tuscany. Credit: Prisma/UIG via Getty

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Nature 561, 288-289 (2018)




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