Tomba della Scimmia

Tomba della Scimmia, Chiusi

Tomba della Scimmia
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PANC J
Lima, Peru793 contributions
Like a 1-star Michelin restaurant, definitely worth a visit.
Jun 2017 • Couples
Like the other tombs in this group (Leone and Peregrina) the Monkey tomb is accessible by buying tickets at the Archaeology Museum in Chiusi. It is opened only certain days of the week and only for guided tours at 11 and 4. You can't just show up, because of no one has signed up for the tour, there will be no one there to greet you. With tickets and guide, however, we were thrilled by this tomb. Now, we are retired archaeologists, so "thrilled" for us may be different from other peoples. The tomb is deep and the depth has preserved the original painted fresco murals, including wrestlers, the famous monkey (I'm guessing it is probably a Barbary Macaque), elites, a scene with the central dead lady of the tomb, horse racing. From other comments we have read, the paintings have faded a lot in recent years, but it was still exciting to see underground paintings from 2500 years ago. You cannot take photos inside the tomb even without flash.
Written June 24, 2017
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Hilarywears
London, UK52 contributions
Find the monkey in this vividly painted tomb
Apr 2016 • Friends
This tomb is not usually open and must be visited with a guide from the museum who is an Etruscan archaeologist. No photos are allowed to preserve the amazingly vivid tomb painting - make sure you spot the little monkey. Very well worth a visit so make sure you book. The guide was excellent, both informative and friendly.
Written May 2, 2016
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