Ancient ‘Treasure’ Found in Farmer’s Bookshelf

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From the discovery.com article:
Italian police have found the long-sought “treasure of Satricum” in a farmer’s bookshelf, they announced at a news conference in Rome this week.

Consisting of more than 500 delicate miniature pots crafted about 2,600 years ago, the “treasure” was discovered during a police investigation in the countryside near the village of Campoverde di Aprilia, some 25 miles south of Rome.

Meticulously stored in a bookshelf in the farmer’s house, the miniature jars were made of Italo-Corinthian pottery and Etruscan bucchero pottery, a kind of ceramic made in the Etruscan region between the 7th and 5th centuries B.C.

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