TUMULUS OF MUCELLENA

It is a large Tumulus tomb of earth and stones covered with vegetation (Fig.1), typical of the 6 century BC (ascribable to the 4th century BC), with a chamber tomb underneath supported by a central pillar and a wall in front of the entrance with two niches typical of noble tombs of the 6th century a.C, obtained in the rock, with six rooms on the sides (Fig2).  Similar to Mucellena, but bigger, is the mound tomb located in Castellina in Chianti

 

(Fig.1)

 

 

(Fig.2) Tumulus plan

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

M.Torelli, C. Masseria, “Atlante dei siti Archeologici della Toscana”,Vol.2, pag.220

Siena, le origini: testimonianze e miti archeologici : catalogo della Mostra : Siena, dicembre 1979-marzo 1980

W.A.McDonald Excavations at the Etruscans necropoli at Mucellena and at Certino

**V. Acconcia, 2012; Paesaggi etruschi in terra di Siena. L’agro tra Volterra e Chiusi dall’età del Ferro all’età romana.