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Scavi di Megara Hyblaea, Syracuse

(2/5 based on 20+ 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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  • End of December the site is closed and only dogs received us (and also the midges). We have seen the site far enough when even to confirm the contrast between the abandonment of the place (the site in him - but also the road to go) and the oil complex / gas to side that pollutes the air, the view and no doubt the ground as well as water
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  • 5 stars for the historical value that this archaeological site is the State in which it's found is from scratch minus minus, for lovers of history and art, is a punch to the heart: exhibits of 750 BC left in total degradation between weeds and traces of a restoration by now abandoned and never treated. Tickets cost 4 euros, directions to get to the site are indicated and is accessed via a small road in the countryside among the refineries. A real treasure not valued.
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  • Lonely planet says this site is well worth a visit if you can find it - yes, finding it is hard! (only possible with your own car). As the previous reviewer says, it is an exceptional site but probabl...  more »
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  • Typical example of cultural historic site abandoned by the State
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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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  • 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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  • 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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