Plain of Hymera
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Plain of Hymera

Himera: Greek colony founded in 648 a. C. and destroyed in 408 a. C. Area of ​​the city and the necropolis. (Source: Guidelines of the regional landscape plan)

During the excavations in the Imera plain, in order to bring to light the remains of the ancient homonymous colony of Zancle founded according to Thucydides in 648 BC, modest traces of a prehistoric settlement came to light. The collected finds belong to the cultural horizon of Piano Quartana, of the final Eneolithic. Materials at the Museo d'Himera. (Text source: Giovanni Mannino: Guide to the Prehistory of Palermo - List of prehistoric sites in the province of Palermo - Sicilian Institute for Political and Economic Studies)

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photo: Di SalvatoreFicarra86 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero Web

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