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Reggio di Calabria

facts in brief

Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761
Part of Albrizzi's map, 1761

Facts in brief:

Located on Strait of Messina; founded by Greeks as sister city to Zancle; destroyed by Dionysius of Syracuse in 387 BC; allied with Rome 270 BC; taken by Alaric (AD 410), Totila, Saracens, Pisans, Guiscard & Aragon (1282); often ravaged by earthquakes.

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