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Matera Sassi Pictures, Images & Photos. Italy





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Pictures & photos of Sassi of Matera. Matera is located on the edge of a deep ravine in southern Italy. 9000 years ago troglodytes built cave dwellings, known as Sassi, in the soft calcareous & volcanic rocks of the ravine sides. There was continuous occupation of the cave dwellings until the 1950's, when the extreme poverty of those living in the Sassi became such an embarrassment to the Italian government that it was forced to relocate most of the inhabitants of the Stone Age...
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