The François tomb of Vulci is one
of the most significant monuments of Etruscan
It was discovered in 1857 by the archaeologist
It was built in the fourth century BC
with a complex of nine rooms dug 15 meters deep.
The great peculiarity hypogeum is in his series
of paintings, frescoes that decorated the lobby
and were removed shortly after the discovery.
On the left side and on the entrance wall were
represented scenes related to the greek myth
(Phoenix, Nestor, Eteocles and Polynices, the
sacrifice of Trojan prisoners, Cassandra,
Sisyphus and Anfiarao) on the right side were
frescoed Etruscan events reported in the world:
Velsaties, the likely buyer of the tomb, Marce
Splendido is the emblematic painting are
reproduced in this room who tells us the only
page of history written by the Etruscans,
Etruscan and come down to us.
This is called the battle of Kings (or struggle
heroes Vulci) in which Aulus Vibenna and
Mastarna defeat the Romans and releasing Celio
Vibenna taking power in Rome. Following this fight Mastarna became the sixth king of
Rome under the name of Servius Tullius.