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Vassallaggi (Caltanissetta Province) is a series of five low hills about 5 km from San Cataldo, where an ancient settlement was situated, most of which has been brought to light with the following results: First Bronze Age oven tombs in the side of the 2nd hill: chamber tombs in the 3rd, the town with its Hippodameic layout (first half of the 4th century BC); and signs of destruction and reconstruction, and of final decline at the end of 4th century BC.

Vassallaggi corresponds very likely to the ancient Motyon, mentioned by the diodorus in relation of the Sicel revolt led by Decetius.

Links to other sites about Vassallaggi include:
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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