Αγώνας
THE DAWN OF THE ETRUSCANS: ASPECTS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF VILLANOVAN CULTURE
ITALY, 2014, 26'13
  by AGON - Friday, 22 July 2016

This documentary guides viewers through certain salient aspects of the civilisation that characterised big parts of Italy, from the Campania to the Paduan Plain and from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic seas, during the early Iron Age. Aspects explored include the military elite and its attributes, the aristocratic class, modes of production, religious practices and funerary rituals, arts and crafts, the home chores and overall role of women, relations with other populations of the Mediterranean. During the course of four centuries, conditions matured for the rise of the Etruscan civilisation, one of, if not the most important protagonist of the ancient history of the peninsula. In presenting restored artefacts from the museums of the Emilia-Romagna, this film combines an evocation of history with archaeological simulations, thus re-creating an impression of everyday life between the 9th and 7th centuries BC.


Director: CORRADO RE
Producer: ISTITUTO PER I BENI ARTISTICI CULTURALI E NATURALI DELLA REGIONE EMILIA-ROMAGNA