Beginning in the late 8th century B.C. they founded colonies along the shores of the island they called Sikelia. Soon the colonial towns became some of the most formidable and influential city-states in the Mediterranean.
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One national park and many other regional parks are located in the Dolomites. In August 2009 the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1956 the Communist Soviet Union made its debut on World Stage here at Olympics
Phanes emerging from the Cosmic Egg
Satyr Actors make ready for Pompeii audience --- ouse of the Tragic Poet