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Etruscan tumulus dei Boschetti in Comeana

Tumulo Boschetti Location: Via Lombarda (Comeana) – 59015 Carmignano (PO)

Timetable: Always visible.

Free entrance.

Educational visits possible: information and reservations at the Archaeological Museum of Artimino – tel. 055 8718124

Deepening and virtual visit

The extraordinary cultural and artistic development that affects the area during the Orientalizing period of Etruscan history is mostly apparent in Comeana, where the two monumental tombs of Boschetti and Montefortini suggest the high level reached by local patrons during the seventh century BC.
Comeana Boschetti is located in the small cemetery near the Tumulus, with a short downhill dromos blocked by a large stone slab which marks the access to a small rectangular room with a vestibule. From here you can reach the death chamber, closed by a slab, with walls made of stone elements that are identified by large interlocks thoroughly connected, so as to create tension and stability to the entire structure, we have to imagine that originally it covered the earth above the hemispherical tumulus.
The cell is paved with irregular slabs and in correspondence of the bottom wall it receives a small quadrangular theca, maybe used for cremation burials.