Etruscans

“In the ancient suburbs of the Appennines there remained the descendants of the Etruscans and the wonder contained in the tombs of thier ancestors woke up again thier native genome: the central part of the ancient world earth of the Etruscans, Tuscany, became the cradle of the Humanism and of the Renaissance. In these cities, for long generations Etruscan, characters such as Dante, Leonardo, Brunelleschi, Giotto, Bernini, Michelangelo, etc. were born, and above all so many unknown artisans and artists to which the growth of our Western civilization is owed.”
- Professor Graziano Baccolini – University of Bologna

The Religion of the Etruscans – A major, first-time-in-English overview of Etruscan religion, which was the distinguishing characteristic of this ancient Italian civilization.