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Kasmenai

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Kasmenai

Kasmenai

Kasmenai
Kasmenai
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Kasmenai

Kasmenai

Greek city of Sicily (Syracuse colony founded in 644 BC) which is located in extraordinary landscape: that of Monte Casale, at 830 meters above sea level, in what was an age old volcanic apparatus. Kasmenai (or Casmene) was on the road that joined Syracuse and Selinunte, on the Selinuntina mythical road (a bit of which you can still see in the archeological area of Akray).

There is little known about this colony and its remnants are reduced to a few stones here and there, with ruins of a temple and a few houses. But it is wonderful to walk along the streets (38 of them and all parallel).

One also can see the city wall, which is in tatters for a long stretch, once long 4 kilometers.

From this area come arrows, daggers, spears and javelins, (mainly found inside the temple and we therefore conclude this was a warlike deity), while still emerging from the ground are basalt blocks that formed the old mills of the time.

And yet again, the winner is the Sicilian landscape: nature, farmland, mounds and archeology coming together perfectly..

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