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Syracuse Archaeology Museum
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Pre-historic dwarf elephants

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Bronze age pots from Castlluccio

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Tomb panel, necropolis of Castelluccio

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A selection of vases, necropolis and urban area of Thapsos

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A selection of vases, necropolis and urban area of Thapsos

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Vases from the "royal" tomb of Pantalica

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Funerary statue of a kouros, with Ionic influences. On the right leg, incised vertically and read from top down, an inscription in the Megarian alphabet identifies the statue as the doctor Sombrotida, son of Mandrokle.
Cycladic marble, from Naxos. 550 BCE

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Megara Hyblaea, west necropolis. Statue pf a mother goddess breast feeding two twins (Kourotrophos). Locally made, limestone from Melilli. 550 BCE

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Megara Hyblaea - west necopolis. Sign confusingly said: "Terracotta so-called 'David', representing a standing female figure."

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Well of Artemis: terracotta bust of the type belonging to the cult of Demeter and Kore. Beginning IV century BCE

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Bronze horse in the Corinthian late geometric period with local adaptions. From Tomb of a young boy at Cavallari Excavations, Necropolis of Fusco (Syracuse), late 8th c. BC (ca 710 BCE)

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terracotta plaque with a Gorgon holding Pegasus, the winged horse, who according to myth, was born from the blood of the Gorgon. The holes for nails indicate that the plaque was hung on a wooden support; it may have been a metope for a small protoarchaic building in the sanctuary.  End of the 7th century BCE.

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Grammichele - votive deposit from Madonna del Piano. Terracotta statue of enthroned female divinity. Sicilian Greek manufacture. End 6th c BCE

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Bronze statuette of an athlete, known as "Mendolito Ephebe". The pose shows the clear influence of the sculpture Pthagoras of Reggio.  ca 460 BCE

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Ancient coins
Top row: circa 510 - 500 BCE
Bottom row: circa 490 - 480 BCE

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Attic red figure pelike, signed by the painter Polygnotus, Gela.
This side of the vase shows a Greek warrior with a sword, shield and spear with attendant defending himself from an attack by an Amazon on horseback.
The vase may have served as the ossuary jar for a cremation burial. 430 BCE.

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