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Photograph by O. Louis Mazzatenta

The town of Pettorano sul Gizio nestles among steep slopes of the Apennines, Italy's mountainous spine. Here in the Abruzzi region of central Italy, Italic peoples such as the warrior Samnites and the Marsians, found protection in a sculpted landscape. Archaeologist Nicola Terrenato calls this "exactly the kind of environment that would nurture local identity, pride, and distinctive culture."

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Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: Daytime
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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