The Vix tomb, discovered in 1953 by Maurice Moisson and René Joffroy at the foot of Mount Lassois, remains the one that has revealed the greatest number of Mediterranean importations (Greek and Etruscan). The extraordinary opulence of its contents, dates the tomb from the beginning of the 5th century (around 480 BC). Learn more about this amazing discovery in my novel Realms of Gold.
Route of the Krater Circa 500 B.C. From Sybaris in Magna Graecia to Vix on the Seine via the Rhone River and then the Saone River, and then overland to Vix where the Seine became navigable. The route of the Krater is the blue line to the left of the boot of Italy. Tin and copper for smelting bronze was shipped from Cornwall in the British Isles to the Greater Greece in the south of Italy.