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Monumental prehistoric tomb from Castelluccio
Monumental prehistorich tomb from Castelluccio archaelogical site, to Noto (Sicily). Castelluccio di Noto is an archaeological site located in the province of Syracuse, between the towns of Noto and Palazzolo Acreide and that gave its name to the homonymous culture of Castelluccio. The site was located by the archaeologist Paolo Orsi who dated it between the nineteenth and fifteenth centuries BC. and, therefore, at the early age of the Sicilian bronze. The scholars have identified the plan of the town, located on a rocky spur, a sort of fortified acropolis and the necropolis. The necropolis consists of more than 200 artificial cave tombs, excavated in the steep walls of the nearby Lady’s quarry. The most monumental is the so-called “Tomba del Principe” with a façade made up of four pillars.