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Syracuse / Siracusa

facts in brief


Part of Le Bas map, ~1800
Part of Le Bas map, ~1800






Facts in brief:

Located on Ionian Sea; founded by Corinthians in 8th cen. BC & soon ruled entire coastal plain; ruled by tyrants from 5th cen. BC; taken by Rome 212 BC; taken by Franks AD 280, by Arabs 878; then ruled by Normans, Swabians & Spanish; damaged in WW II.

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