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Where did the Etruscans originated from?

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The Etruscans, who lived in Etruria, were known as Tyrrhenians by the Greeks. They were at their height in Italy from the 8th to the 5th century B.C. Herodotus (c.450 B.C.) reports, as a theory of their origin, that the Etruscans came from Asia Minor.

What race were the Etruscans? Herodotus, for example, argued that theEtruscans descended from a people who invaded Etruria from Anatolia before 800 bce and established themselves over the native Iron Age inhabitants of the region, whereas Dionysius of Halicarnassus believed that theEtruscans were of local Italian origin.

What does Etruria mean? noun. an ancient country located between the Arno and Tiber rivers, roughly corresponding-to modern Tuscany in W Italy.

What did Etruscans eat? Food & DrinkMeat included beef, lamb, pork, deer, boar, hare, and game birds. There was fish (especially tuna) and seafood aplenty, enormous rounds of sheep's cheese, olives, porridge, bread pancakes, vegetables, fruit, eggs, raisins andnuts.