The ruins of the Temple of Victory in Himera, which was constructed to commemorate the first battle in 480 B.C.
Are the descriptions of war passed down by ancient historians accurate? A site in Sicily provided a rare chance to fact-check stories told about two battles from more than 2,400 years ago.
An Italian official gestures at migrants waiting to disembark in the Sicilian port of Catania in August 2018.
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Research in Sicily finds that anti-immigration policies don’t slow the flow of immigrants, but do hurt local residents in communities where migrants first arrive.
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the human rights of child migrants rarely follow them when they cross borders.
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Gravity, not magma, is forcing Etna to move, increasing the chances of collapse.
Deep inside Monte Kronio, hot, humid and sulfurous caves held an ancient secret.
Giuseppe Savino, La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche
Growing grapes and making wine come with a lot of implications about a culture’s capabilities. Apparently, Sicily of 6,000 years ago was more sophisticated than archaeologists had given it credit for.
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When it was discovered that citrus fruits could be used to treat scurvy, suddenly Sicilian lemons were very valuable. Enter the mafia.
A mock-up funeral poster lists Riina’s victims.
The former ‘boss of all bosses’ has died aged 87 while serving 26 life sentences.
A mosaic of King Roger II: we should celebrate his 12th-century example of inter-cultural collaboration.
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A new production of the opera King Roger will open this week. At a time when Europe was charged with fear of the ‘Muslim threat’, this 12th century king collaborated with an Islamic scholar on an extraordinary project.
A migrant is processed upon arrival in Sicily.
Simon McMahon travelled to Sicily, where arrivals are being ordered to leave without understanding why.
In search of the EU.
Thirty lifeless bodies found in the bow of a fishing boat carrying 600 migrants off the coast of Sicily have reignited the debate on illegal crossings in the Mediterranean and how the EU should respond…