The manmade Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) is an enormous cave in the Neapolis (New City) archaeological park in Siracusa. It was a prison for centuries. Legend is that the ancient Greek tyrant Dionysius could hear prisoners’ whispers utilizing the former quarry’s acoustics.
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The Other Temple Of Apollo In Sicily
Temple “C,” or the Temple of Apollo, at the ancient Greek colony of Selinunte was built between 560 and 540 B.C. (The better known Temple of Apollo , and one that archaeologists will say they know for sure is dedicated to the sun god, is the Temple of Apollo in Ortigia, Siracusa.)