The rocky necropolis of Pantalica – Past Sqares 2

Today we are revisiting another area from the past around Syracuse…the necropolis at Pantalica comprising approximately 5000 tombs dug into the rock in the first half of the 8th Century BC.

My image doesn’t give you any idea as to the extent of this place, and truth be told I didn’t see much of it myself….time and energy prevented. But I can well believe it was quite an edifice. What little we saw went quite a way into the rock, and the tombs would have been in different levels vertically as well as the huge horizontal sweep of them. Very industrious people, those that built in ancient times.

Linked to PastSquares at Becky’s here


  1. An interesting place Sue 🙂 🙂

  2. Good to see so many of the places you visited before I got to know you.

  3. 5000! That’s a lot. Happy weekend, Sue!

  4. Industrious and extraordinary – not sure I could make a home in a cave!

  5. A sight to see indeed. I am always sad to have missed out on Sicily.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Sue

      And I’m sad to have missed most of Venice and I have never been to Laos, Cambodia…..places I was hoping to get to but never will now. It’s life…

  6. Very historical place 🌷👌🙏legend caves 👏

  7. I did visit but didn’t get to see much of it either as I’d hurt my knee the day before and was unsure about how much to trust it. Your photo is better than any I took though.

  8. They did love their rocks – for both living and dead.

  9. My one and only time in Syracuse it poured with rain! And I mean poured! I never knew anything about these tombs. I was waiting for the ferry to Malta!

  10. I’d love to explore there 😀

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