Boar Hunting in Tuscany: Text & Photographs --- Natalia Sarkissian | Numéro Cinq
In the heart of Tuscany the age-old rite of the hunt for wild boar rages long and lethal. Every Saturday and Sunday from November through January hunters converge in the hilly country. Today’s hunters are in the long line that stretches back through the Renaissance and the Middle Ages to the days of Caesar and Odysseus. Ancient Roman reliefs depict boar hunts, while a legend recounts how Greek sailors named one of Italy’s islands after the beast. This was the island of Kapros, the Greek word for boar, called Capri in Italian.
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