Spotlight Lecture

The Treasures of Cerveteri and Tarquinia

With Dr. Eireann Marshall

While remains of Etruscan towns are scarce, they have provided us with some of the most staggering tombs from antiquity. In this lecture we will be explore the two most important Etruscan sites, Cerveteri and Tarquinia, two necropoleis whose staggering architecture and breath-taking frescoes bring Etruscans back to life. Cerveteri, which at its height had a population of 40,000, was one of the most important Etruscan cities, building its wealth from the trade passing through its port, Pyrgi. Its tombs, a fraction of which are visitable today, resemble a city, with enormous archaic tumuli later giving way to dice-shaped tombs which enclosed shrines decorated like houses. Tarquinia, in its turn, is famed for its vibrant tombs which provide clues about Etruscan religion and everyday life.

Spotlight Lecture

Lasting 60 minutes plus a live Q&A session, our spotlight lecture offer a focussed study of aspects found in art, history and literature while combining our exclusive filming, advanced visual aids and the enthusiastic expertise of our lecturers.

Your Lecturer

Dr Eireann Marshall

Dr Eireann Marshall is a Research Associate and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has published a number of articles on Ancient North Africa, and co-edited volumes on 'Death and Disease in the Ancient City' and ‘Women’s influence on Classical Civilisation’. Eireann has led many tours for specialist tour operators, to Italy and North Africa. In 2019 she was awarded Wanderlust Magazine's Top History & Culture Guide at its World Guide Awards.

Event Details

Date: 15 December 2021

Start time: 18:00 GMT

End time: 19:30 GMT

Venue: Zoom Lecture


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