Mozia

Mozia

Motya was an ancient city on an island off the west coast of Sicily, between Drepanum (modern Trapani) and Lilybaeum (modern Marsala).

The prosperous Phoenician city of Mozia was built on the island of San Pantaleo, a very short distance from the shores of Sicily. The ancient site is linked with Joseph Whitaker, the son of an English wine merchant who made his fortune from Marsala wine. He became owner of the island in the early 1900s, began archaeological digs in 1913, and founded a museum that houses the statue of the "young man from Mozia", You can also visit the dry docks, which, together with those in Carthage, are the most ancient in the Mediterranean. 

 

Punic head, Mozia museum 

Punic head, Mozia museum

 
 

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