Archaeological site of Cugno Martino
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Archaeological site of Cugno Martino  

Rustic villa // Rural settlement // Sub divo necropolis // Catacombs

On the top of the rocky hill there is a sub divo cemetery "with a hundred and a half bell-shaped pits" (Orsi 1905) already violated in ancient times. Not far away there are three small contemporary catacombs. In the vicinity, at a lower altitude, in the time of Orsi, the remains of simple wall structures of late antiquity were visible, referable to an inhabited area to which the cemetery area must have belonged. In the lower part of the cugno a rustic villa of the Imperial Roman age was identified with thermal baths from which two fragments of marble statuary come.

In 1904 Orsi made a series of reconnaissance and opened some excavation trenches on the vast plateau to the N of Canicattini Bagni where he identified a small rustic villa with its imperial age bathroom sacked perhaps during the XNUMXth century AD Between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries . AD the area was occupied by a small village with its own cemetery which was destroyed and abandoned with the Arabs.

bibliography:

BEARS, P., Sicily. V. Canicattini Bagni, NSC, 1905, pp. 425-426

Area of ​​archaeological interest, art. 142 letter m) Legislative Decree 42/04 

(Text source: survey form no.687 Landscape Plan of the Province of Syracuse - Archaeological Heritage)

Archaeological Heritage Sheets Landscape Plan of Syracuse

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