Shackle-Bound Skeleton Found in Etruscan Burial

Started by gash, November 14, 2016, 11:07:09 am

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Archaeologists digging in central Tuscany have brought to light a dark side of the Etruscan civilization, unearthing a 2,500-year-old skeleton still bound by shackles on his neck and ankles.

The finding appears to be the first case of an Etruscan burial containing a shackled individual.

The unusual grave was found in Populonia, a unique Etruscan settlement built directly on the sea. There, in a simple pit dug into the sandy soil near the beach of Baratti, the archaeologists found the complete skeleton of a male between 20 and 30 years of age.

Almost five pounds of iron bound his legs, while a heavy iron collar was wrapped around his neck.

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