Sites & cities that bear the name of Motya


First trace of activity : ca. 8th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century B.C.E
Recorded names : hmṭwʾ, 𐤄𐤌𐤈𐤅𐤀, mṭwʾ, 𐤌𐤈𐤅𐤀, Motye?, Motýa, Μοτύα, Motýē, Μοτύη, Mozia, Mothia, Mozzia, Marsala

Description : Motya was an ancient and powerful city on San Pantaleo Island off the west coast of Sicily, in the Stagnone Lagoon between Drepanum (modern Trapani) and Lilybaeum (modern Marsala). It is within the present-day commune of Marsala, Italy. The remarkable and exquisite marble Motya Charioteer, found in 1979, is world famous and is on display at the local Giuseppe Whitaker museum.

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