Si Trova: a Licata
Lat: 37° 6' 0.529202" N - Long: 13° 55' 54.77442" E
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Here there was a Hellenistic town that stretched on the summit of Monte Sant'Angelo.
It was recognized as the ancient Finziade, founded by the tyrant of Agrigento Finzia in 282 BC, after the destruction of Gela.
There are necropolis, sanctuaries, silos, roads, monumental tombs, habitation rooms, cisterns and much more.
The structure of the town was orthogonal, with wide streets called "plateiai", intersected by less wide streets, the "stenopoi".
The houses had a square plan, with a dozen rooms distributed around a courtyard in which there was always a water cistern.
Some of these homes also had an upper floor.
The floors were generally in lime and pebbles, bricks or cocciopesto.
The walls, covered with stucco, were often decorated.
In one of these houses was found a treasure containing several gold jewels: several bracelets, a ring and a medallion with a Medusa head in relief with double chain with movable links of very fine workmanship, and over four hundred silver coins.
The settlement had two building phases: the first, contemporary with the foundation, had streets and houses that fit the ground, the second is characterized by a regular plant that seems to be later than the second Punic war.
The site was destroyed and abandoned during the early Imperial age.
The archaeological area is now open to the public.
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