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Post by Rockhopper on Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:54 am

A good look at the old Etruscan Civilisation that was absorbed into Roman life. Their origin is still a mystery!



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Post by Agartha on Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:28 pm

When I went to school in Italy we studied lots about the Etruscans. I remember there were two opinions regarding where they came from: some believed they came from Anatolia (modern Turkey) and some that they were native to that area of Italy
 (EDIT: watched the video after writing this and they said the same).

I'm curious now to see if anything new has been found since my school days....... 

Very interesting video, I did not remember that women were so equal in Etruscan society.
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Post by Agartha on Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:42 pm

Ok.....latest DNA still show conflictive results!

The Armenians say DNA show the Etruscans were Armenian:

We observe a significant presence of Armenian genetic material in Italy especially in Tuscany. Tuscany is historically identified with the source of Etruscan civilization, etymology of which derives from Latin: Tusci. Numerous scholars have previously proposed an Armenian – Etruscan connection. British scholar Dr. Robert Ellis describes in his book The Armenian Origin of the Etruscans :
“The Armenians, like the Celts, are now few in number. They belong once to a longer extent of a country where they spread westward from Armenia to Italy under the names of Phrygians, Thracians, Pelasgians, Etruscans and also spread to other locations.”
Norwegian scholar Dr. Bugge, also suggested that the Etruscan language was of Armenian extraction. Other scholars like Vahan M. Kurkjian have identified Urartean art, architecture, language and general cultural traces of kinship to the Etruscans of the Italian peninsula. Armenian genetic traces among the populations of Tuscany therefore corroborate with the Etruscan-Armenian theory.
http://peopleofar.wordpress.com/tag/armenian-origin-of-the-etruscans/

The Italians have other ideas and think the DNA with Armenian links date back to 5000 years ago and  does not prove they came from other lands but they were local:

The latest very large mtDNA study from 2013 indicates, based on maternally-inherited DNA, that the Etruscans were most likely a native population and most closely related to modern Southern Germans. The study extracted and typed the hypervariable region of mitochondrial DNA of 14 individuals buried in two Etruscan necropoleis, analyzing them along with previously analyzed Etruscan mtDNA, other ancient European mtDNA, modern and Medieval samples from Tuscany, and 4,910 modern individuals from the Mediterranean basin. The ancient (30 Etruscans, 27 Medieval Tuscans) and modern DNA sequences (370 Tuscans) were subjected to several million computer simulation runs, showing that the Etruscans can be considered ancestral to Medieval and, especially in the subpopulations from Casentino and Volterra, of modern Tuscans; modern populations from Murlo and Florence, by contrast, were shown not to continue the Medieval population. By further considering two Anatolian samples (35 and 123 individuals), it was estimated that the genetic links between Tuscany and Anatolia date back to at least 5,000 years ago, strongly suggesting that the Etruscan culture developed locally, and not as an immediate consequence of immigration from the Eastern Mediterranean shores. According to the study, ancient Etruscan mtDNA is closest among modern populations to Southern Germans and, following closely, a varied array of other Europeans and is not particularly close to Turkish or other Eastern Mediterranean populations. Among ancient populations, ancient Etruscans were found to be closest to Neolithic farmers from Central Europe.
http://forwhattheywereweare.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/were-the-etruscans-after-all-native-italians/

I am biased and I'm going to say they are indigenous. Full stop.
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Post by Rockhopper on Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:19 pm

Yep Ags. There are some who think that the Basques in North Spain are descendant from the Etruscans too. The fact that Euskari is a unique language with no near relatives anywhere could be a hint.

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Post by Aianawa aianawa nui on Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:37 am

Interesting , ta , lsol
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Post by Agartha on Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:46 am

@Rockhopper wrote:Yep Ags. There are some who think that the Basques in North Spain are descendant from the Etruscans too. The fact that Euskari is a unique language with no near relatives anywhere could be a hint.

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Yes.....but have you seen their alphabet?

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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:16 pm

Yep the original Euskari Alphabet is very similar too Ags.

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