Photos by Jack Waldron
Above, a view from the acropolis of Aidone, with ancient Morgantina in the distance left of photo, and the Ionian Sea on the horizon.
Above and below, the Deity of Morgantina, recently repatriated from the U.S. after being sold illegally on the black market in the 1970's.
Below, two tholos in the sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone:
Thought by many experts to have been a Roman invention, the domed bath (with a square opening in the roof) of the North Bath at Morgantina was a revolutionary development of the Greek Hellenistic period.
The excellent lecture in the video below explains the history, archeology and design of the north bath at Morgantina.
Above, a pipe which delivered water to the ancient city also displays a unique design, with a removable cap that to allow for cleaning. Pictured below, a near full view of the sanctuary.
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