The town of Sant`Angelo Muxaro

Tourism in Sant'Angelo Muxaro

The Necropolis

The little town of Sant'Angelo Muxaro is situated at the very top of a hill, and was probably the Sikel capital of Kamicos, the town that Daedalus planned for king Kokalos, to thank him for the hospitality received when escaping from Minos.

On the slopes of the hill, an artificial cave tombs necropolis has been found.

It is a protohistoric necropolis with monumental tholos tombs, the peculiar structure of Mycenaean tombs.

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Necropoli - Tomb of Prince

In the higher spots there are the most important tombs, such as the tombs of "Sant'Angelo" (St. Angel) and of the "Principe" (Prince), a huge circular room with a dome vault, 8.80 metre large and 3.50 metre tall, with a sepulchral room annexed.

The equipment of these tombs consists of colonial and Greek local vases, dated back to the 8th-5th century BC.

In these tombs also two golden signet rings have been found, dated back to the 7th-6th century BC. They are now exhibited in the Archeological Museum in Siracusa, along with a series of golden cups, one of which with a frieze representing bulls, now in British Museum, London.

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