With texts and files by Carlotta Bendi, Laura Bentini, Angiola Boiardi, Silvia Bruni, Patrizia von Eles, Patrizia Farello, Livio Follo, Gino Vinicio Gentili, Vittoria Guglielmi, Domenico Mancinelli, Marie Christine Maquoi, Marco Marchesini, Silvia Marvelli, Tullia Moretto, Diana Neri, Nicoletta Onisto, Paola Poli, Lise Raeder Knudsen, Sergio Sani, Annemarie Stauffer, Tiziano Trocchi, Ina Vanden Berghe, Jan Wouters, forewords by Maria Bonghi Jovino, Renato Peroni.
Between 1968 and 1972 the Superintendency conducted three excavation campaigns in Verucchio which brought to light 213 cremation tombs attributed to the Villanovan culture and dating from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century. B.C.
This volume was created with the intention of making known to the general public the scientific analyzes relating to one of the most evocative of these tombs, tomb 89 Lippi, also known as the 'Throne Tomb'. Excavated in the autumn of 1972, this tomb has specific characteristics compared to the canonical Villanovan, both for the type of materials and for the funerary ritual, in a period ranging from the last years of the VIII to the early years of the VII century BC.
Of great interest are the results of the analyzes carried out on the most representative and famous object found in the tomb, the splendid wooden throne, now exhibited in the Civic Archaeological Museum of Verucchio. From the complex engraving that decorates it it is clear that it represented a sort of 'text' addressed to the community of which the lord of tomb 89 was an important member, as if to respond to his need to communicate through a 'talking object'.
The volume is the work of a team of scholars who have worked in a continuous comparison by integrating the results of the various disciplines to offer the public the data indispensable for a suggestive interpretation in a historical and anthropological key.
Profile of the volume edited by Carla Conti
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