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Scavi di Megara Hyblaea, Syracuse

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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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  • the site of Megara Hyblaea is one of the most important in Sicily. The walls are visible from the Foundation period (VIII century BC) to the Roman one. The town was inhabited until the 6th century. Unfortunately the way to reach it is crappy, you cross the area industrial refineries where the air is unbreathable. But arrived on site worth it. Magic place ... history is everywhere. Do not miss it
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  • There are many reasons to visit Sicily, one of which can be described not so much "archaeology" and "history" as a "potted history of the western world". That's where Megara Hyblaea comes in. If you'v...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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