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Timpone della Motta AGORÁ: Situated on a hill, Timpone Motta witnessed vital farming and crafting  activities both oft he native Oenotrians and theGreek colonists. Such area  shows the remains of Indigenous Shelters (Middle Bronze -Iron Age) and  Greek Houses (VII-VI century B.C.). According to the legend, the City of  Lagaria was built by the Phoenicians, guided by Epeius, after the Trojan War.  The mythology tells us that City of Troy was conquered by the Greeks thanks  to the famous wooden horse, made of timber coming from the Cernostasi  Forest of Francavilla Marittima (CS).  ACROPOLIS: The Acropolis of Timpone Motta was dedicated to the holy  worship in honor of the goddess Athena. It comprehends the remains of four  Temples and a Porch (VIII-VI century B.C.), characterized by a Greek  structure and an indigenous woodwork technique. The first monumental  temples - established by the Oenotrians - were built with high posts of wood  instead of stone columns, which were typical of later Greek temples, such as  the ones in Poseidonia (Paestum). The Athenaion was a privileged pilgrimage  destination for many people coming from Sybaris’ territories. The sanctuary  was probably destroyed by the Italic Bruttii in the IV century B.C. 
Macchiabate Macchiabate is an archeological site characterized by an Indigenous  Necropolis, that dates back to the Oenotrian era. It includes burials of different  chronological phases, ranging from 850 to 530 B.C., without any visible  interruption at the time of the foundation of Sybaris (720 B.C.). For its  particular features, Macchiabate is considered as the only remaining  necropolis of the Iron Age - still almost intact - in Calabria.  The Necropolis contains around 200 burials, whose graves are made up of  stone of circular or elliptical shape (IX-VI century B.C.). Numerous are the  findings stemming from the graves, including full kits, weapons, jewelry,  bronzes, pottery, and ceramics. These items express the Oenotrians’ thriving  commercial activities within the Mediterranean, even prior to splendor of the  Greek colony of Sybaris. Additional significant elements that stand out from  the graves,are the extreme care with which the dead were buried as well as  the strong family ties existing in the Oenotrian aristocracy. 
Kleombrotos, son of Dexilawos Having won at Olympia in a race with athletes Equal for height and build, dedicated this Stall to Athena, according to the vow made  To provide a tenth of the obtained prizes.  (Plaque of Olympic athlete Kleombrotos found at the Acropolis –Timpone della Motta)
The First Edition of the Festival Internazionale della Sibaritide, Città di  Lagaria will take place at the Archaeological Park Macchiabate - Timpone  della Motta of Francavilla Marittima (CS), which is part of the Pollino National  Park. Some events will be held in the nearby sport field named "Lagaria”.  Note. There is no clear evidence on the actual geographical location of the  City of Lagaria. On the contrary, archeologists and experts are quite divided  on this matter. For the purposes of this Festival, the organizers have freely  taken inspiration from myths and legends, imagining that the City of Lagaria  coincides with the Archaeological Park of Francavilla M.ma (CS).  
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