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Morgantina
Sito Archeologico di Morgantina
One of the archaeological most interesting sites of the hinterland of Sicily is certainly the ancient Greek Morgantina town, in the province of Enna. Excavations extend themselves in a small valley and on the two hills which contain it. Agora, a small theatre are outlined and, on the North hill, a few mosaics to the shelter under roofs. 
The numerous sources in which Morgantina is mentioned are a confirmation of its importance. The found finds in consequence of the archaeological excavations made in all the area are obviously added to the information of the literary sources.
The town extends itself on a little plain bounded by sweet hills. At the plateau center Agorà dominated by the high one from the "hill of Cittadella", seat of Acropoli are found. The site, before being colonized by Greeks, had prehistoric settlements of castelluciana age and Bronze Age. Was in IX century B.C. that Morgeti (from which Morgantina is named) arrived. Testimonies of the period of colonization by this people are in the area of Acropoli: square plant belonging cabins at an agricultural village. 
Farmers Calcidesi of Catania enlarge the site in IV century B.C. In 211 B.C., during the Punic wars, Morgantina lines up with Cartaginesi and this causes its destruction by Romani. 
 
The archaeological finds found in the archaeological Morgantina area are preserved in the very little but very interesting Archeologic Museum.