Thapsos was a prehistoric village in Sicily of the middle Bronze Age. It was found by the Italian archaeologist Paolo Orsi on the small peninsula of Magnisi, near Priolo Gargallo. In its vicinity was born the Thapsos culture, one of the most important prehistoric cultures in Sicily (identified with the people of Sicani).

The site is notable for its village - the first known city in Sicily - and for its rich necropolis.

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Founded: 1400-1300 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Prof. Giuseppe Micieli (4 months ago)
Evocative place rich in history. Too bad it's not taken care of
Marvin Marvellous (5 months ago)
The area is beautiful but it is not cared for and valued at all. The two stars are not for the area, but for the total absence of care and enhancement. Too bad for an area so interesting and rich in Mediterranean history and beauty.
Auke Punt (2 years ago)
Very impressive. However, the site is hard to reach.
Randolf van Vugt (2 years ago)
Uch... Not really much to see here,and what you see is not nice as the whole area is dominated by the oil raffineries. Beach is sandy and polluted as almost everywhere in Sicily, a shame for the Italians. I did not recognize any reason why one should spend any more time here, sorry.
Mark Hedley (3 years ago)
A must see place to visit. A fascinating area of Syracuse with so much history in one small area.
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