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Have you ever seen this place ? It’s near Crotone in Calabria

It is on the promontory that ends the western edge of the Gulf of Taranto, where once stood the temple dedicated to Hera Lacinia, the greek goddess.
Today it remains a lonely column standing among the ruins: it’s an impressive place to visit.
Calabria was in Magna Græcia (Latin meaning “Great Greece”). Magna Grecia is the name of the Southern Italy that were extensively colonized by Greek settlers. The colonists, who began arriving in the 8th century BC, brought with them their Hellenic civilization, which was to leave a lasting imprint in southern Italy.

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