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Adranon

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Adranon

Adranon: houses and anfora inside one of these
Adranon: houses and anfora inside one of these
The so called Tomba della Regina (tomb of the Queen)
The so called Tomba della Regina (tomb of the Queen)
Ruins along the mountain
Ruins along the mountain
Squared stones
Squared stones
Among the dwelling, in the background the Sambuca lake
Among the dwelling, in the background the Sambuca lake
Tank?
Tank?
The gorgeous location of Adranon: nature and landscapes
The gorgeous location of Adranon: nature and landscapes
Ruins of IV century b.C.
Ruins of IV century b.C.
Adranon: a Siceliota (Greeks from Sicily) town
Adranon: a Siceliota (Greeks from Sicily) town
Ruins and landscape
Ruins and landscape
Path
Path
City wall
City wall
From San Genuardo natural reserve to Adranon
From San Genuardo natural reserve to Adranon
A prehistoric tool on the border of Adranon
A prehistoric tool on the border of Adranon

adranon-mammasicily (3)

 

On the top of Mount Adranone, at 1000 meters above sea level, there are ruins of the Siceliota Adranon discovered by the Selinuntines of the 6th century BC, was then destroyed and rebuilt by the Carthaginians.The site, that extends to the perimeter of beyond 6kilometers, is in a beautiful landscape position that has impressive walls. In some spots they are preserved as high as six meters in height. Originally built in the 6th century BC, they have had enhancements over the  many centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

Monte Adranone, tomba della regina

 

The vast area that, needless to say has yielded many relics, has within its perimeter a series of ruins of dwellings, shops and sacred areas… At the top of the mount is, as usual, the acropolis of Adranon..

Outside of the wall, is the necropolis representing various eras: among these the monumental “Tomba della Regina” (photo) and a farm of the 4th century BC.

The archeological excavations reveal that there must have been a violent battle here and probable destruction of the city somewhere in the middle of the 3rd century BC (Punic wars??)

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