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Scavi di Megara Hyblaea, Syracuse

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2.1/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Megara Hyblaea – perhaps identical with Hybla Major – is the name of an ancient Greek colony in Sicily, situated near Augusta on the east coast, 20km north-northwest of Syracuse, Italy, on the deep bay formed by the Xiphonian promontory. There were at least three (and possibly as many as five) cities named "Hybla" in ancient accounts of Sicily which are often confounded with each other, and among which it is sometimes very difficult to distinguish.
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  • Your visit to Megara Hyblaea was held against the backdrop of the Gulf of Augusta, where the tankers carrying crude oil in the connected appliances to the port. Prowling among the draws industrial structures in search of testimonies of Megara is a bad experience. Although Megara deserves attention given its foundation dating back to 728 BC.
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  • in July thanks to a local Association Hangar Team Augusta, who made cleaning the site now on site can be visited in its beauty. So I highly recommend visiting the remains of Megàra Iblea after 3000 years of history. Recent discovery is to End 1800 and excavations continued until 1950
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  • The place is reported the right given the signs that there is usually here. The site is semi abandoned. Clumsy metals planted in ancient walls (!) report level and size you need to imagine. There are guides. Educational tables mostly disappeared. Then we wander alone and a little lost. But the charm is all. Here is the some shred of frieze or any hint of the floor. Really rich of suggestions.
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  • Interesting site, increasing visits someone he would deign to cut the grass and at least change the panels of explanations for the 90% unreadable
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  • All this points to sadness. Demonstration of how the Sicilians have managed to destroy a world heritage site. Don't we too on ISIS which destroys historical monuments if we have these examples at home.
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  • The place could be quite interesting if it had held up well. but is left in a State of apparent abandonment. The proximity to a refinery with its noise and smells like diesel erases every magic ... Too bad
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  • magical place steeped in history
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