Archaeological sites in Calabria

Calabria has been inhabited since Prehistory and one of the oldest evidence of human presence is "Bos primigenius", a graffito found inside "Grotta del Romito" at Papasidero dated around 9.500 BC. A lot of Paleolithic sites were found here instead of Neolithic of which were found traces of huts and  necropolis.

Due to its geographical location Calabria is always been a continuing migrations area full of different populations always on fight to overcome so the region had been changing its name after every new settlement.

Greek settlement in Calabria started around VIII Century BC all along the coastline. Greeks found so many settlements that were often on fight between each other and someone even found new sub-settlements.

Lucanians descendants of Samnites settled on Tyrrhenian sea side around V Century BC and after about ten years they even overcome on Greeks' settlements nearby. The other constant threat under wich Greeks lived were Bruzi settled to the South.

They both lined up against Rome but with no success and when Roman Empire begun to rise started also the decline of this region.

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As you get in Solacium, you can see a spectacular place, with a view on the Squillace’s gulf, centenarian olive trees, and monumental remains of a Byzantine Basilica. But Scolacium has a long story to tell.…

Romito’s Cave it's a masterpiece of Prehistory. It’s a small cave inside a limestone cliff near River Lao, which hosted a Prehistoric community for ages and a great artist indeed. In fact, a beautiful graffito was found here carved on a big rock by expert hand, dating back to Upper Paleolithic around 12 thousand years ago. It represents the Bos Primigenius which was a real catch among prehistoric hunters.…

Locri Epizefiri was a city of Magna Graecia founded by Greeks from Locride. Inside the archaeological area it is possible to admire the remains of this ancient city and take a step back in time of several centuries. The walls set up to defend the town stretched for 7 kilometers and is still visible in some points, outside the walls there are the necropolis...…
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