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Caltabellotta

Walking the past

Caltabellotta

Caltabellotta
Caltabellotta
Caltabellotta Caltabellotta, Dio KronosA very ancient city, which is immediately apparent just after entering, where there are 22 tombs and grottoes of prehistoric origin. The necropoli are all over and Caltabellotta is one of the sites that claims, perhaps for good reason with respect to the others, to have been the seat of the untraceable yet powerful Sicanian city of Camico, where according to legend, king Cocalo hosted Dedalus.

In the high part of the town is what has come to be identified as a sacrificial altar (photo) to Kronos, in the form of a double staircase. It was used in the Greek and Roman age. In Sicily, the cult of Kronos was practiced principally in the west.

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