9 Centuries of Etruscan History
9th Century BC
First signs of the Villanovian civilization (supposedly the Etruscan origins) farmers live in one-room huts made out of straw and mud. It is their costume to burn their dead and bury them near their dwellings.
8th Century BC
The Villanovian\Etruscan Civilization reaches its splendor, burials are more accurate and express their great wealth. Their commercial relationships with other Mediterranean countries particularly intensifies.
7th Century BC
Communication with the rest of the Mediterranean civilizations greatly intensifies. The Lucumoni increased their powers and the placing of precious gold and silver objects inside the tombs began to be a costume. Houses with walls of stone and tile replaced the crude huts. The Necropolises take shape.
6th Century BC
The Etruscan Civilization began to flourish its wealth and dominance. Tombs are filled with scenes of banquettes, games, dances, and hunting frescos. Contacts with Greece intensify with great influnence on the Etruscan art.
5th Century BC
Time of Etruscan economic and political stagnation; luxurious goods from Greece almost disappear. Tarquinius Priscus is the first Etruscan to become King of Rome.
4th Century BC
The Romans conquer the Etruscan Veii. The Greek art techniques influence the Etruscan art and the production of “red figures” vases starts to take place, the Etruscans conquer Corsica.
3th Century BC
Rome conquers Tarquinia, the Roman expansion is unstoppable; Tarquinius Priscus is banned from Rome. The Etruscan king Porsenna tries to establish Etruscan monarchy in Rome.
2th Century BC
All Etruscan city states are defeated by Rome that becomes the ruling power of the Western Mediterranean area.
1th Century BC
Last battle between Rome and the Etruscans, from now on Etruria becomes a Roman federal province loyal to Rome and the two civilizations start to merge.