Necropolis of Cassibile

The Necropolis of Cassibile is a name which indicates a very large archaeological site in the province of Syracuse, near the towns of Avola and Cassibile. It deals with a very large graves system situated inside several ravines; the largest of them is called "Cava Grande" which means "large ravine". About two thousands graves carved out of the rock have been found; they are dated from the 11th to the 9th century BC. This necropolis gives the name to a precise period of the Sicels' civilization.[1]


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