A close-up of a stele found at Poggio Colla, a site of religious ritual for the ancient Etruscans.
The 500-pound stone slab, or stele, was unearthed earlier this year at Poggio Colla, a sixth century B.C.
The stele bears a long inscription in a language that has not been used for 2,500 years, project archaeologist Gregory Warden, a professor emeritus at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, told Live Science in April.
Now, translation is underway and archaeologists have discovered that the tablet references the goddess Uni.
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"We can at this point affirm that this discovery is one of the most important Etruscan discoveries of the last few decades," Warden said in a statement.