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Part of Joseph Roux map, 1764
Part of Joseph Roux map, 1764

Facts in brief:

Comprises old city on island & newer section on mainland; reached height of military power 4th cen. BC; fell to Romans 272 BC; ruled by Goths, Lombards & Arabs 6th-10th cen.; part of Kingdom of Naples 16th-17th cen.; site of many Greek tombs & ruins.

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