Tomba della Mula

Local nameTomba etrusca della Mula
LocationSesto Fiorentino, Italy

The Tomba della Mula is a beehive tomb in Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence, central Italy, dating to the 7th century BC.

The names derives from an ancient legend, according to which a golden she-mule had been buried in the fields around Florence. It is known since the 15th century, and is the largest pre-Roman Italic dome tomb known in Italy. The structure has a diameter of some 9 meters.

The tomb was declared a national monument in 1905.

Tags TumulusPaidArchaeological Site
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Address Via degli Strozzi, Sesto Fiorentino 50019, Italy

Coordinates 43°49'43.341" N 11°12'50.105" E

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