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CAVALLINO Apulia, Italy.

An ancient Messapian center ca. 6 km S of Lecce. Some have identified it with the famous Salentini site of Sybaris recorded by Pausanias (6.19.9). The remains of a great circuit wall are preserved, in which several gates have been noted. Recent excavations have brought to light, besides traces of a protohistoric settlement, conspicuous ruins of habitations and rich pit tombs, datable between the 6th and the beginning of the 3d c. B.C.


M. Bernardini, Panorama archeologico dell'estremo Salento (1955) 40; F. G. Lo Porto, “L'attività archeologica in Puglia,” Atti dell'VIII Convegno di Studi sulla Magna Grecia (1968) 193; P. E. Arias, “Vecchi rinvenimenti archeologici a Cavallino,” RömMitt 76 (1969) 1.


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