Geology and archaeology of Bolsena

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Geology and archaeology: a new view on Etruscan civilization                      Italian text

The town of Bolsena, of remote Etruscan origin, rises on one of the four major volcanic calderas that form the Lake of Bolsena[i]. The Etruscan Velzna (Latin Volsinii), the ancient settlement of Bolsena, was . . . → Read More: Geology and archaeology of Bolsena

Winner’s history

Winner’s history must be rewritten                            italian text

The heart, the soul of a civilization, undoubtedly speaks through its artefacts, objects and products, but it is the meaning of its works, its ideas and intuitions that express its authentic identity.

Distorting the value . . . → Read More: Winner’s history

DISCOVERED “SUPER HENGE”

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Researchers say they have made one of the most significant archeological findings in British history: a vast stone monument underground, dating back 4,500 years, which is part of a “super-henge” that dwarfs Stonehenge by a factor of 12.

The incredible discovery was made beneath the Durrington Walls super-henge, which is about 1.5 kilometers . . . → Read More: DISCOVERED “SUPER HENGE”

THE TEMPLE OF VOLTUMNA

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Historical and archaeological data for the identification of Volsinii and the Fanum Voltum

1) PLACE NAMES

Tradition says the Fanum Voltumnae, the geographic and religious “navel” of Etruria, was in Volsinii, whose name indicates both a town and a region. The region indicated is the territory of Bolsena Lake, the Latin lacus Volsinienses. . . . → Read More: THE TEMPLE OF VOLTUMNA

THE FANUM VOLTUMNAE IN BOLSENA

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By Angelo Timperi

Ed. S.ED 2010 (VT)

For thirty years Angelo Timperi has been the archaeologist of the “Soprintendenza  degli Scavi Archeologici  per l’Etruria Meridionale”, in  particular he was responsible for the eastern shore of  the lake of Bolsena. In 2010 he published “Il Fanum Voltumnae a Bolsena” (“The Temple of Voltumna . . . → Read More: THE FANUM VOLTUMNAE IN BOLSENA

GÉOGRAPHIE SACRÉE DANS LE MONDE ROMAIN

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JEAN RICHER

Jean Richer a publié une serie de importants travaux sur la simbolique des oeuvres littéraires de Rimbaud, G.de Nerval et Shakespeare. Il a reçu des prix par l’Académie Française pour ses études sur la « géographie sacrée ». La Géographie sacrée du mond grecque; la Géographie sacrée dans le monde romain; Iconologie . . . → Read More: GÉOGRAPHIE SACRÉE DANS LE MONDE ROMAIN

IMPERIAL TRICKSTERS

La Lupa e i Gemelli. Affresco del Carracci

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The she-wolf and the twins, fresco by A.Carracci

Ancient roots of a today crisis: roman-etruscan historical deception

One of the most famous writers who studied and gave popularity to the etruscan civilization, the german Werner Keller, he wrote: “There are no european people who have been so ill-treated as the etruscans, there . . . → Read More: IMPERIAL TRICKSTERS

VERSUNKENE GESCHICHTEN VOM HEILIGEN SEE

Bolsena, isola Bisentina: la torretta ottagonale

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Santa Smemorata, die Heilige des Vergessens, Könnte man zur Schutzpatronin des lago di Bolsena ernennen, Gründe dafür gibt es schlieẞlich viele, nicht zuletzt der Verlust der historichen Erinnerungen aus der groẞartigen Vergangenheit des zweitgröβten Vulkansees der Welt. Der See, seine Tiefen und seine weitläufigen Ufer waren für Jahrtausende ein Sammelbecken reich an Mineralien, . . . → Read More: VERSUNKENE GESCHICHTEN VOM HEILIGEN SEE

SUBMERGED STORIES OF THE SACRED LAKE

Bolsena, isola Bisentina: la torretta ottagonale

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If there were a patron saint of forgetfulness he could also apply to be the patron saint of Lake Bolsena. There are reasons galore, not least the loss of historical memories for the prestigious past of this lake, the second largest volcanic lake in the world. For millennia, the lake, its depths and . . . → Read More: SUBMERGED STORIES OF THE SACRED LAKE

THE FANUM VOLTUMNAE

Il lago di Bolsena

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According to the archeologists who have since about ten years made excavations in Orvieto, this Umbrean city was probably the place of the Fanum Voltumnae, the common sanctuary of the twelve Etruscan tribes, where every year the twelve lucumoni convened for their common deliberations and to perform the rituals in honor of . . . → Read More: THE FANUM VOLTUMNAE