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The Hildebrand Tomb was discovered in 1924 is regarded for its unique architecture the most important monument of the cemetery not only Sovana, but also the entire etruria. Fù so named because not knowing anything about the character that he built such an imposing "monumental tomb", the discoverers wanted to give it the name of the most famous citizen of Sovana. Perhaps it belonged to a Lucumone (judge-priest of the Etruscans) is built in the shape of a temple with two distinct parts: the burial chamber and funeral monument. A real mausoleum carved in the rock, its pediment was adorned with a frieze decorated with important elements phytomorphic and animal motifs, externally opened a gallery consists of 12 tapered columns, fluted and painted in vibrant colors which will certainly made it even more exuberant monument that.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9259 W: 132 N: 17807] (115815)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-22
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-12 0:26
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