Sites & cities that bear the name of Akrillai


Today in : Italy
First trace of activity : 598 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Ἄκριλλαι , Akrilla, Akrille, Akrillaiu, Acrillae, Acrilla, Acrille, Gulfi, Chiaramonte Gulfi

Description : Akrillai (Ἄκριλλαι in Greek and Acrillae in Latin) was an ancient Greek colony located in the modern province of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy, where the town of Chiaramonte Gulfi stands today. The ruins of the old colony can be found in the contrada (quarter) Piano del Conte-Morana and Piano Grillo. A necropolis dating from the 6th-5th century BC has been identified in the contrada Paraspola-Pirruna. The name appears in different forms among different authors: Akrilla, Akrille; in ancient sources: Akrillaiu; the name is variously written by Latin writers Acrilla and Acrille.

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