Another example of this practice might be offered by the artifact
found Palestrina called "the ivory arm", featuring carved
animals. The interesting thing is that these carvings appear
upside down to somebody's looking directly at the sculpture
but, if you shift the perspective - as if the arm is yours - they’ll
appear correctly. This means that those drawings were meant to
There have also been found several tattoo-related Venetken
manufactures like needles, combs and a beautiful iron sheet
with carved geometrical lines and symbols.
In conclusion, it's certain that tattooing was widespread all over
Europe in very ancient times. It was part of the artistic and social
culture of the civilizations who lived in these territories , but
also a fundamental part of everyday life useful to remember
their origina and ethnical bonds .
people lived between 1000 A.C. and the first years after Christ, in a
between the Italian river Po' and Danube.
had a proper language and alphabet called
venetic based on letters wich could vary a little from one area to
another. The living aereas were mainly in the cities of Padova, Este and
Vicenza. Unfortunately this beautiful language has not been translated yet
but there are many witnesses about it in archeological manufactures.
most important religious rituals were the funerals ,as for all the acient
people. After the necessary bodies'
cremation, ashes were put in proper urns called situlae, enriched
with decorations about past life of the dead, about evryday life and gods'
addition to this, venetkens were masters in amber manufactures, wich came
from baltic sea, and horses' breeders. For this reason Greeks used to call
them "Venetkens with beautiful horses".
horse was very important in venetkens' culture and simbolized prestige,
wealth, beauty and agility. Horses were heroes' and gods' pets so they
were consired prestigious and important.
This beautiful civilization lived in swamps' territory full of rivers and water and for this they had a very thight bond with it so most of their gods were connected with rivers and lakes.