Monte Gallo - Cave of the Camino
The entrance to the cave has a rectangular shape, 4,50 m wide and 5,50 m high, and faces SW; it is partially barred by two small masonry structures 1,60 m high, in opposite positions, which had the function of splinter guard in the last conflict. The walls of the cave in the lower part show signs of enlargement. The width of the room, contrary to its height, is not constant, on average just over two meters. The walking surface is flat in the first 7 meters then it is uphill and gains about 3,50 m. In the left end part a 6,50 m chimney begins, made of very friable rock.
The cave has no archaeological interest (Text: Giovanni Mannino: The Caves of Monte Gallo: in the Archaeological Newsletter Superintendence of Palermo 15/2016)
Gianfranco Purpura: Depictions of ships in some caves around Palermo. Extract from the magazine “Sicilai Archeologica” Year XII n. 40 2nd half 1979
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Giovanni Mannino: The Caves of Monte Gallo: in the Archaeological News Superintendence of Palermo 15/2016
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Photos: Giovanni Mannino: The Caves of Monte Gallo: in the Archaeological News Superintendence of Palermo 15/2016
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