One of the most significant Etruscan discoveries in decades names female goddess Uni

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 05:01 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone have discovered the name Uni -- an important female goddess. The discovery indicates that Uni -- a divinity of fertility and possibly a mother goddess at this particular place -- may have been the titular deity worshiped at the sanctuary of Poggio Colla, a key settlement in Italy for the ancient Etruscan civilization.

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