Tomb of Hunting and Fishing
(Tomba della Caccia e Pesca)
N 42° 15.001 E 011° 46.118
The Tomb of Hunting and Fishing is an excavated Etruscan tomb located in the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Monterozzi Necropolis in Tarquinia, Italy.
The frescoes of the Tomb of Hunting and Fishing (Tomba della Caccia e Pesca) is considered to be one of the finest examples of a Etruscan funerary art. It was discovered in 1873 and is dated to 520 - 510 BCE.
The tomb is made up of two chambers. The outer room has the scene of the hunters returning from the hunt on the gable. The gable summarize the aristocratic life of the owners of the tomb. The walls depict dancing figures among the trees. The inner room is the contains a brightly colored scene of some people fishing while to the right a man is using a sling shot to shoot into a flock of colorful birds.
The tomb is reached by a set of steep steps leading down to the tomb. The entrance to the tomb is sealed by a glass window and is kept dark. Visitors must press a button that lights the tomb for a short time to enable you to view the interior.