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Mount Saraceno

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Mount Saraceno

Mount Saraceno

Monte Saraceno
Monte Saraceno
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Mount Saraceno

Monte Saraceno

On Monte Saraceno, close to Ravanusa, this was an indigenous center of the tenth century BC which was subsequently Hellenized. Three terraces were discovered up high. On the first two there are ruins of two towns of the 7th century and 6th century BC while the upper one was the seat of the acropolis, as evidenced by the  few ruins of many sacred buildings.

The city was completely fortified and to the east one can see a faint trace of the city walls. The necropolis was found in the south and west of the mountain. The countryside is beautiful and full of Mediterranean olive trees.

The many findings were moved to the regional museum in Agrigento.

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