Though the final keys to the Etruscan mystery still must be found, Pallottino through his text and Hurlimann through his text and Hurlimann through his photographs have given us a striking introduction to the northern culture the Romans considered ancient. Treated by their predecessors with a typical ""romantic vagueness"", the Etruscans still remain as enigmatic as the expressions in their statuary. But this book does much to piece the puzzle together. The 123 plates, with extensive notes to supplement the text offer a full treatment of the main known trends of their culture. A distinguished volume.