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  • Kasmene
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Si Trova: a metà strada tra Buscemi e Monterosso Almo
Lat: 37° 4' 36.41163" N - Long: 14° 49' 37.19487" E

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There are little news about the archaeological site of the ancient town Kasmene, and the historical information are also scarce, mostly related to the founding town: the ancient and powerful Syracuse.

Kasmene was located on an extensive plateau in a strategic position to control central Sicily; here passed the road to Selinunte.

It is estimated that the number of inhabitants ranged between 7000 and 8000 individuals.

With the decline of Syracuse, the abandonment of Kasmene also began, around the end of the 4th century BC.

Kasmene was composed only of parallel streets (about 44), 3 to 3.5 meters wide, connected to each other only by narrow passages, and by a 3,400 meter long wall.

A group of four houses formed a 25-meter block; each house consisted of three rooms overlooking a courtyard; this structure was repeated the same for the whole plateau.

Numerous weapons have been found on the site: daggers, arrows, spears and javelins, especially inside the area of ​​a temple that already existed when the Syracusan settlers arrived.

The site is not open to public.


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