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Archaeological Park of Capo Colonna: photos, description (Parco archeologico di Capo Colonna)

Archaeological Park of Capo Colonna, located in the eponymous Peninsula South of Crotone, a small town in the Italian region of Calabria. At the entrance to the Park is perhaps most impressive in the whole of Calabria - the opening of the new Archaeological Museum of Capo Colonna", which displays objects found on the territory of the Cape. Inside the Park is the so-called "Cabinet" various objects, Dating from the era of the iron and bronze ages, as well as objects found during the underwater excavations along the coast of Crotone and Capo Colonna.

Familiarity with the archaeological area of Capo, Lacinia you can start with inspecting the wall "Temenos" sacred structure, built of brick, and to continue the inspection of a Doric temple (building A) with the only surviving column. Nearby is located the temple halls that were used for celebrations. The temple walls are made of square blocks, is preserved only at the base, and the inner courtyard of the temple had the shape of a rectangle, is partially preserved. According to scientists, there were 9 columns. Still unknown goal celebrations in the temple and the participants. Perhaps it was the privileged members of society, as in Croton until the mid-5th century flourished oligarchic form of government.

One of the most interesting findings of the archaeological Park is the sanctuary of Hera Lacinia. Building B was probably the first place of worship, where it was later discovered the so-called "treasure of Hera" - many donated items. All these items are exhibited today in the Archaeological Museum of Crotone. And the Park has retained some of the architectural artifacts related to the cult of Hera. Anyway, today in the archaeological Park of Capo Colonna is possible to touch the living past of Calabria, which attracts tourists.