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AIDONE

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 435 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AIDONE, a town of Sicily, in the province of Caltanisetta. From the town of Caltanisetta it is 22 M. E.S.E. direct (18 m. S.S.W. of the railway station of Raddusa, which is 41 M. W. of Catania). Pop. (1901) 8548. There are some interesting churches of the 14th century (see E. Mauceri in L'Arte, 1906, 17). On the Serra Orlando, a mountain not far off, are the extensive remains of an unknown city, the finest in eastern Sicily, but rapidly suffering destruction from the spread of cultivation and unauthorized excavations. See P. Orsi in Atti del Congresso dpi Scienze Storiche, vol. v. 178 (Rome, 1904).
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