Gnuni - Hisn Al-Giran
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Lat: 37° 36' 28.84165" N - Long: 14° 14' 21.38037" E

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The Byzantine village Hisn al-giran is a suggestive rock settlement consisting of forty caves; a unique place in which we find the contemporary presence of prehistoric, Greek, Roman and late ancient necropolis, later re-adapted, in Byzantine age, in religious and civil environments.

The caves are into a sandstone wall about twenty meters high.

The main nucleus of the village included churches, millstones and columbaria, as well as rooms used for residential purposes, some of which also have several floors.

Other rock structures are more distant from the main nucleus.

Above the churches there are the colombaria: rooms born as burial chambers in the walls of which some niches were obtained, arranged in rows up to seven floors, for storing the cinerary urns and in which in some cases inscriptions were found with the names of the dead.

Archaeological research has shown that the village was maintained even in the Arab era.

A system of canals dug into the rock brought rainwater into containers which in turn were subdivided into small pools.

The site is open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.


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