The Necropolis of Pantalica

Province of Syracuse

The Necropolis of Pantalica is a wonderful archeological rocky area located close to the city of Syracuse. 

The last site listed by Unesco is composed by two different parts, containing remains of both Greek and Roman origins: the Necropolis of Pantalica and the Ancient Syracuse. The Necropolis contains more than 5,000 tombs, mainly dating back from the 13th to 7th centuries B.C. The second part, the Ancient Syracuse, includes Ortigia, the first centre of this city founded by Greeks in the 8th century B.C. The Ancient Syracuse contains, among other things, the rests of the Temple of Athena, a Greek Theatre and a Roman amphitheatre.

Syracuse & The Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica body 2Syracuse & The Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica body 1

 

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