Praying in the fog. #2 by Turi Caggegi

Megalith on the Nebrodi Natural Park mountains, in Montalbano Elicona, Sicily. This is called “woman praying”. This megalith is part of a large group that includes several menhirs and dolmens on the top of a mountain in the north of Sicily, at about 1200 m above sea level. The megalithic area is called “Argimusco”. From here it’s possible to see the top of Mount Etna Volcano (on the south) and Stromboli volcano (on the north) in the Eolian islands. According to some studies, this site was sacred for ancient population.
According to Paul Devins, author of the book “Il mistero dell’Argimusco” (italian edition), “the megaliths are in relation with the constellations, not in alignment, as in other megalithic sites in the world, but as a reflection of the same constellations”.
This site is also called “The Sicilian Stonehenge”.
Taken with a Nikon D5100.
Date & Time: July 31, 2011 @ 6.36 pm (GMT+1)

I’m a professional journalist, I live in Sicily, in a town on the east slope of Mount Etna volcano, close to Ionian sea, Catania and Taormina.

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  • Alinka
    Alinkaabout 3 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful image!

  • Thank you, Alinka! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • karina5
    karina5about 3 years ago

    I have never heard of this place; it looks so impressive and somehow mystical.
    Thanks for your explanations.

  • Yes Karin, the site is not famous, but it’s magical. I have visited Stonehenge, and this site is different but with the same feeling. I’ll try to submit other pix in the next days. Did you see The Big Eagle in my portfolio?
    Thanks a lot for your interest in it. Ciao. Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

  • Anna Goodchild
    Anna Goodchildabout 3 years ago

    This is such a fascinating series that I am almost tempted to visit!

  • Many thanks Anna!! There is a lot of Megalith there! I’ll try to submit nex time!! Sorry for the late answer! Turi

    – Turi Caggegi

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