The region of Tuscony Italy (of which Florence is a part) contained many funerary tombs dating back to the time of the Etruscans and early Romans (roughly 700 B.C. to 300 B.C.). Th Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy corresponds roughly to the current region of Tuscony, western Umbria, and northern Lazio. The early Romans called the inhabitants of this region the Trusci or Etrusci. They were eventually assimilated into the Roman Republic in the late 4th century B.C. The artifacts contained in this museum were excavated from some of these tombs. Even after nearly 3000 years many of these artifacts are in near pristine condition.
This is the tomb of Diavolino I dating back to the 7th century B.C. It was excavated in 1900, then dismantled and rebuilt in the garden of this museum between 1901 and 1902.
This picture and diagram indicates how some of the tombs were placed in the countryside.
This round tomb was discovered under a mound as indicated by the diagram below the picture.
Here is a wheeled funerary incense burner dating back to approximately the 6th century B.C.
Gold Etruscan jewelry