A history spanning millennia

At the end of the 20th century in Montechiaro, in the province of Agrigento, a large sanctuary dating back to the Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC) was identified and excavated. Consecrated to the cults of prosperity and fertility, it was probably linked to the production and export of sulphur which was already taking place in local quarries at that time.
The discovery of Aegean pottery, together with finds of local material, has made it possible to establish the existence of contact between Sicily and the Aegean world, which is among the oldest known to date.