The Battle of the Egadi, which was staged at the Torre di Ligny in Trapani, one of the most fascinating monuments of the city, is on display until June 30th.
For those unfamiliar with history, the Battle of the Egadi was an epic naval battle that ended on 10 March 241 BC, thus ending the first Punic war, after more than twenty years of bloody battles at sea and on land.
The great defeat was the Ancient Carthage with the loss of many men and especially of ships that sank with precious loads on board. According to the chronicles of the time fifty Carthaginian ships that sank and seventy others were captured with all the crew on board, while other boats fortunately managed to escape, because suddenly the wind changed, which allowed the ships, which were sailing, to change course and to leave the sea, where the battle took its strength.
After the resounding defeat, Carthage was forced to start negotiations with the Roman Republic, because it no longer had the strength to continue because of the unsatisfactory finances in which Carthage was after 23 years of war.
Over the years many of the objects that were on board such as amphorae, helmets, coins of the time, as well as two rostra recovered in the sea bed that bathes the archipelago of Egadi, have been recovered and now are in this exhibition, which is You can visit to participate ideally in an historical event that happened several thousand years ago.
The cultural event is sponsored by the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Sicilian Region, the City of Trapani and the Superintendency of the Sea and can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 to 12.30 and from 16 to 18.3, while Sunday only in the morning for a couple of hours from 10 to 12.30.
PLACE OF THE EVENT
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