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Petra di Calathansuderj

Petra di Calathansuderj

Petra di Calathansuderj

Petra di Calathansuderj
Petra di Calathansuderj
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Petra di Calathansuderj

petra calathansuderj

This spectacular limestone crag (70 m long by 40 m wide and 30 high) rises by itself and suddenly amidst the “calm” of the hills of this part of Sicily.

It was the seat of a prehistoric village, at the foot of the hill, as is evidenced by the numerous “oven” tombs or caves.

But the extraordinary thing about this site is the complex of rooms and galleries on four levels, often connected, constructed around the Byzantine era (6th century AD). Rooms, warehouses, silos, cisterns and stables open along the perimeter of this  remarkable rock.

Inside the rock, fragments of pottery were found that were datable from the bronze age to the lower middle ages. This makes us believe that the site was occupied for a long time.