Monte Gallo - Cave of the Camino
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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)

In-depth documents:

Gianfranco Purpura: Depictions of ships in some caves around Palermo. Extract from the magazine “Sicilai Archeologica” Year XII n. 40 2nd half 1979

download the document: Depictions of ships in some caves around Palermo

Giovanni Mannino: The Caves of Monte Gallo: in the Archaeological News Superintendence of Palermo 15/2016

download the document: G_Mannino_The_Grotte_of_Monte_Gallo_Notiz

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photos: Giovanni Mannino: The Caves of Monte Gallo: in the Archaeological News Superintendence of Palermo 15/2016

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web

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