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For the artpiece, see San Giovenale Triptych.

San Giovenale is the modern name of the location of an ancient Etruscan settlement close to the modern village of Blera, Italy. It was excavated by the Swedish Institute at Rome in the 1950s and 1960s with King Gustaf VI Adolf as one of the participating archaeologists. The excavations at San Giovenale has been, together with the excavations of Acquarossa, the main source of information about how small and medium-size Etruscan settlements were organized. [1]

The site

The main settlement consists of high plateau split in two parts, normally referred to as the Acropolis and the Borgo. [2] The settlement is surrounded by a number of burialsites.


  1. ^ The Etruscans, Graeme Barker & Tom Rasmussen, page 158
  2. ^ The Etruscans, Graeme Barker & Tom Rasmussen, page 320

External links

Coordinates: 42°13′28″N 11°59′59″E / 42.22444°N 11.99972°E / 42.22444; 11.99972


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