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  • Archaeological site of Monte Saraceno
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Si Trova: 1 km a sud est di Ravanusa
Lat: 37° 15' 30.40554" N - Long: 13° 59' 1.361325" E

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Just one kilometer away from the center of Ravanusa, Monte Saraceno boasts a very rich history; it hosted a Sicano center from the 10th century BC.

The name of the town is not known; it could perhaps be identified with Maktorion, or more likely with Kakyron.

The center was then Hellenized by the Geloi first, then by the Agrigentini; the Greeks remained there until the third century BC.

The Sican village consisted of circular huts.

It was destroyed in the 7th century BC, later rebuilt with rectilinear houses.

At the top there is the acropolis with the sacred area.

Lower down, the remains of two settlements can be seen; the first dates back to the VII century BC, the second in the VI-V century BC.

Places used for worship have been found on both the upper and lower terraces.

The town was entirely fortified; some traces of the walls can still be seen in the east, with remains of some watchtowers, while to the south and west are the necropolis, in which numerous furnishing elements have been found.

Most of the materials found are exhibited at the S.Lauricella Archaeological Museum, in nearby Ravanusa.

The Archaeological Zone has free access and is open every day except holidays, from 8:00 to 19:30.


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