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The National Museum of Villa Giulia is a place in Rome where you can discover the fascinating civilization of the Etruscans.The history of this ancient lost people it is still full of mystery and legends.
The greek mythology tells us about the domination of Etruscans pirates in the Mediterranean Sea.They established colonies on Corsica, Sardinia and perhaps even Spain and also founded cities in Tuscany( Viterbo, Tarquinia)and Capua (nearby Naples), at the time the last step of the Appian Way.
Nowadays the museum, once a papal palace shelters a priceless colection of art from the mysterious Etruscans. Known for their sophisticated art and design, they left a legacy of sarcophagi, bronze sculptures, terra-cotta vases and jewerly.
If you have time for only the masterpieces just look for the remarkable 6th century B.C. Apollo from Veio.The other two widely acclaimed statues here are Dea con Bambino(Godess with a Baby) and a greatly mutilated but still powerful Hercules.
Final, one of the most important Etruscan art treasures is the bride and bridegroom coffin, maybe one of the most romantic and iconic images of the ancient world.