In Selinunte national gathering of lovers of the Cirneco dell'Etna

In Selinunte national gathering of lovers of the Cirneco dell’Etna Editorial 27 September 2021 12:24

Share Cirneco dell’Etna has been present in Sicily for at least three millennia, archaeologists have discovered its traces in fossil, numismatic and literary finds. Along the course of the Simeto, around 1960 the skeleton of a dog was found, dating back to around 1400 BC, with a head very similar to the Cirneco type. Three other skeletons leap out of the necropolis of Fusco in Syracuse, and in the mosaics of the Villa del Casale, a pack of cirnechi is depicted while tearing up Atteone. But Cirneco is mainly represented on coins with the Dicrachma of Segesta, which circulate in Sicily between the 5th and 3rd centuries BC. In short, there is no other animal that can boast such an archaeological “pedigree”. For its admirers, it is a noble, elegant, faithful breed, a hunting dog accustomed to living close to humans. It was discussed on Sunday 26 September at the antiquarium of Baglio Florio in the Archaeological Park of Selinunte and at the Cave di Cusa, two moments of discussion on the theme “The cirneco between archeology and current events”. In the monumental area of ​​the Cave di Cusa the national meeting “Cirneco dell’Etna” of Enci, the Italian national dog-loving body, was also held. In the evening from 20 to 23, you can access and visit the Florio bag in the archaeological park of Selinunte, as part of the European Heritage Days, paying only 1 euro. Highlights You might be interested in Selinunte, a national gathering of lovers of the Cirneco dell’Etna CataniaToday is loading

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