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Megara Hyblaea (Siracusa Province) is one of the most ancient Greek cities in Sicily.

Near the port of Augusta and of Siracusa, founded according to Thucydides in 729 BC by a group of Megarians, with the name of Hyblaea, in honor of the Sicel King Hyblon, who had allowed it to be founded in his territory.

It prospered economically, also because of the refined polychrome ceramics produced here, and in about 650 BC itself founded the sub-colony of Selinunte.

In 483 BC it was destroyed by Gelon of Siracusa.

It rose again and slowly returned to its former splendor until 213 BC, when it was conquered and destroyed for good by the Romans.

Of interest: Antiquarium.

Links to other sites about Megara Hyblaea include:

Ancient Sicily
Sicilian Net
Sicily Web
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes

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