Castello di Venere, Erice, Sicily, Italy
sani000845 © Daniel Santacatalina / Aurora Photos
Image ID
SANI000845
Copyright
Daniel Santacatalina / Aurora Photos
License
Royalty Free
File size
83.7 MB - 6618 x 4418 px (22.06 x 14.73 inch @ 300dpi)
Releases
Not Necessary
Location
Erice, Sicily, Italy
Date Shot
12/08/2017
Caption
The ancient Greek name of Erice was Eryx, and its foundation was associated with the eponymous Greek hero Eryx. It was not a Greek colony, as the Phoenicians founded it, but was largely Hellenized. It was destroyed in the First Punic War by the Carthaginians, and from then on declined in importance. Eryx was conquered by Aghlabids in 831 and was renamed as Cebel Hamid (In Western sources Gebel Hamed, meaning Mountain of Hamid). It was ruled by Arabs until the Norman conquest. In 1167 the Normans renamed it Monte San Giuliano. It was known as Monte San Giuliano until 1934.
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