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1

Italian word meaning “baked earth”; earthenware ceramic material used for sculpture and ceramics

terra cotta

2

burial mounds; specific to Etruscan architecture is the multi- chambered underground tombs carved from the living rock, a local tufa stone

tumulus

(plural: tumuli)

3

porous rock formed from the deposits of springs, plentiful in central Italy

tufa

4

Greek mythological compound beast comprised of the body of a lion with a serpent for a tail and the neck and head of a goat protruding from its side; was slain by the hero Bellerophon

chimera

5

cylindrical container for women’s toiletry items

cista (cist)

6

being of arch-column construction

arcuated

7

French word for the wedge shaped stones set to form a true arch; the central stone at the apex is called the keystone because it holds the arch together and is the final stone to be set

voussoir

8

the central voussoir which sets the stone arch

keystone

9

Etruscan death demon

charun

10

Etruscan female demon with wings

vanth