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Greek Fortifications of Capo Soprano, Gela

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  • Gela, where lies the neighborhood of caposoprano, has a defensive system of the Greek city walls, which are a testimony of inestimable archaeological value. Discovered in 1948, witnessing a military defensive system of high engineering. In front of them consumed the bloodiest battles between Greeks and Carthaginians. Are massive walls which in places reach a height of about 10 meters, perfectly preserved despite the fragility of the materials used, sandstone and mud bricks, almost impossible to keep after 2400 years, the result of the high degree of engineering referred before they said. A large park, overlooking the sea, was created around them to allow a visit of high cultural value in a landscaped environment pleasantly relaxing. Not far from the Park in the same area, you can admire the most sophisticated and well preserved thermal plant, the oldest discovered in Italy and which will then be taken as a model by the Romans for buildings of Roman baths complex.
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  • Caposoprano is a neighborhood established in 70 as expansion of the city to the West, on the border between the districts of caposoprano and Saeed on the South side overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, lie the walls timoleontee ", 4th century Greek fortifications. BC and nearby Greek baths in via Europe.
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  • The beauty and charm of the fortifications and the degradation of the area they are in is a typical example of contradiction. Beautiful and very clear signs that explain the story. Deserve a visit. If you have lunch on the fly a little further on independence Street toward the Center on the left there is a bakery where we ate sandwiches and cookies!
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  • "MURA TIMOLONTEE" these walls made rose to defend the city well 2500 years ago have been preserved so well thanks to fine sand that in all these centuries have them condoms from wind erosion. In years past there was succeeding the man to destroy them by covering completely the ashlars with transparent panels that the Sun was Burnin, but fortunately today are well protected with a wooden structure. But the real problem with this site is the unwillingness to place them in the tourist circuit of the wonders that Sicily has to offer.
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