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  • Necropolis of Realmese
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Si Trova: a 2 km da Calascibetta
Lat: 37° 36' 26.51261" N - Long: 14° 15' 27.68878" E

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Two hundred and eighty eight cave tombs of the Pantalican type were found in this place just 2 kilometers from Calascibetta.

Scholars established that the necropolis was used in two different periods: in prehistoric times (around 9th century BC) and in the archaic era (6th century BC); a minor attendance also occurred in the Roman and Byzantine eras, which testifies to a constant frequentation of the area by man for the duration of several millennia, during which the caves have been reused several times, and in some cases, by Byzantines, have been transformed into homes.

The dead were placed in the tombs in a fetal position.

The largest group of tombs is located on the southern slope of the Cozzo San Giuseppe hill; others are scattered on the other sides of the hill.

The actual site of the inhabited area relating to the necropolis is not yet known, although it was likely to have been located near the summit of Cozzo San Giuseppe.

The numerous terracotta and copper materials found during the excavation campaigns are exhibited in the archaeological museums of Syracuse and Enna.


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