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Caratabia caves

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Caratabia caves

Caratabia caves

Grotte di Caratabia
Grotte di Caratabia
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Caratabia caves

There are two rock-cut grottoes in which one can see magnificent graffiti. The grotto on the left consists of two rooms. In the first, the bigger one (7.50 m x 4.2 m), there are carvings of nineteen horses, a few with horsemen, arranged in groups, one or two tiers on top of one another. On the back wall stands the figure of one lone horse, a dog chasing a boar and a group of four horses, two with mounted horsemen, and all preceded by a human figure on foot holding a shield. The presence of three concentric circles is also curious. The next room has been used as a funeral chamber

The grotto on the right is smaller (6.7 x 4.25m), and has a well on the right wall and a couple of deer as graffiti.

And who is responsible for this graffiti? A Siculo (indiginous population) of 2500 years ago.

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