Si Trova: nel territorio di Mazzarino
Lat: 37° 15' 3.379709" N - Long: 14° 20' 17.03807" E
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Mount Bubbonia has a rich historical-cultural heritage that emerged from various archaeological excavations, which returned numerous artifacts dating back from the 6th century BC to the Greek era.
Located on the top of the mountain, the ancient village, perhaps the Sican Maktorion, was discovered by Paolo Orsi.
The identification remains however uncertain because while the ruins of Mount Bubbonia are not earlier than the sixth century BC, Maktorion should be dated to the eighth century BC.
In the archaeological area there are remains of the wall of the ancient village, and the remains of what was probably a temple.
The walk is pleasant, and from the top of the mountain, 595 meters high, you can enjoy a breathtaking view.
The view ranges from Gela to Camarina in the coastal area; you can also see Mount Navone, Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone and Butera.
On the eastern slopes of the mountain, under the edge of a dirt road that goes up to the acropolis, there is a necropolis where you can see an interesting dolmen 2.20 meters long.
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