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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gojo (1769) 2013-10-12 1:16
Bon giorno, Silvio,
And suddenly there are people in Your images!?
holmertz (40069) 2013-10-12 2:47
These are interesting memories of ancient times. The photo would have been less attractive without the two persons and the wooden construction. They all bring life and details and inform us of the dimensions, thereby actually making the tombs look even more interesting.
danos (85785) 2013-10-12 2:53
nice the view of this section of the Hildebrand tomb,with the couple to take some remembrance photos.I like the sample of the column as the great monument who presented us.
Have a good weekend,Danos
Sergiom (58686) 2013-10-12 5:10
Le photographe photographié est un thème de plus en plus utilisé, mais il permet de mettre une situation en contexte ainsi qu'un endroit en contexte. Ici, les ruines ont une belle texture et beaucoup d'années d'ancienneté.
snunney (82547) 2013-10-12 5:29
A fine capture of this ancient tomb. I like the framing offered by the rustic fence. The people bring the scene to life and offer a sense of scale. Pleasant play of light on the right hand side.
luciola (2892) 2013-10-12 9:03
Great, fun scene. Fantastic POV.
photoray (11785) 2013-10-12 9:31
Interesting ancient Etruscan rock architecture, extremely eroded but still intriguing.
The tourists remind me of many of our Americans taking photos of each other at scenic places, not so much to preserve a memory but to prove to others that they were there, even if only a few minutes. We call these tourists "Drive by shooters", not to be confused with our violent gun nuts.
Have an excellent weekend,
carlo62 (31414) 2013-10-12 23:18
un luogo carico di storia, si respira già dalla foto.
Hai fatto bene a includere le persone, si riesce a percepire la grandezza della costruzione, è veramente notevole.
ikeharel (56024) 2013-10-14 2:19
Well shown the catved tombs in the rocks, and from POV chosen you had achieved a good depth and elements in good clarity. managed nicely the light under shaded area.
dekanski (3008) 2013-10-14 9:57
Thank you discovered us yet another beautiful place. The story is, as always, very informative.
I only bothered by these tourists, although I believe that it is difficult to capture the moment without them! At least that they are not in this position!
Miguel82 (22861) 2013-10-16 1:31
A beautiful site carved in the rock Silvio, here some tourists are taking photos and visting that historical and patrimonial site, it looks very ancient
High resolution, excellent light and colors
All the best, warm regards