Si Trova: a circa 10 km da Caltanissetta
Lat: 37° 30' 10.04695" N - Long: 14° 7' 14.59693" E
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The ancient Sabucina stood in a strategic place from witch you can see the valley of the Salso river in a stretch where it narrows, so the site had a both military and commercial importance.
Over the centuries, a series of settlements took place on this site, starting from the age of ancient bronze, with the presence of huts, up to the Hellenistic age, when it was colonized by the Greeks of Gela.
In this period fortification walls and domestic environments were built.
In the fifth century BC, the center was destroyed by Ducezio during the revolt of the Sicilian towns against the Greeks, and in the fourth century it was rebuilt and closed by a new fortification, reinforced by towers.
The site was abandoned after 310 BC; there remained only Roman farms scattered at the foot of the hill.
In the archaeological area is still visible a considerable stretch of walls with towers, including 15 rectangular and three semicircular.
The area has also returned finds of great historical and artistic value, now exhibited in the Regional Museum of Caltanissetta; in the area at the foot of the mountain some graves from the Bronze Age have been found.
The archaeological site can be visited by booking or by calling the number 0934 554968-70 or by sending a request to email@example.com; admission is free.
What happened in Sicily: 23 September
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