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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.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

F. G. LO PORTO

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