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Lat: 36° 52' 20.23750" N - Long: 14° 26' 51.37268" E
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Kamarina (or Camarina) was founded by Syracuse in 598 BC.
It became an important and flourishing agricultural and commercial center.
This town was destroyed several times in its history; the first time by the Syracusans themselves, because of his rebellion and a consequent alliance with the Sicilians; rebuilt by Gela, it was rebuilt by the tyrant Gelone.
In 424, with the peace of Gela, Kamarina obtained possession of Morgantina.
It reached its maximum urban expansion in 339 AD and, after some looting by Agatocle and the Mamertines, was again destroyed by the Romans in 258 BC.
Numerous findings indicate that Kamarina continued to be inhabited during the Byzantine period, despite the depopulation due to the construction of a port by the Romans in Kaucana, until the arrival of the Arabs, when it was finally destroyed.
The archaeological site, even if only ruins remain, is among the most interesting in Sicily.
Today the remains of the Temple of Athena and the agora are visible, with excavations still to be carried out.
In some parts the walls are well preserved, especially near the hill of Heracles.
The findings of Kamarina, are preserved, as well as in the museum of the archaeological site, in the archaeological museum of Syracuse and the Ragusa one.
Today we discover...
Hermitage Maria SS.Adonai
The oldest sanctuary in Sicily
Eremo Maria SS.Adonai
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