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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 775 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MONTE SANT' ANGELO, a town of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Foggia, 10 m. N. of Manfredonia by road, 2765 ft. above sea-level, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano. Pop. (19o1), 17,369 (town); 21,997 (commune). It has a castle and a famous ' This has been demonstrated by O. Richter, Ober antike Steinmetzzeichen (Berlin, 1885), pp. 43-51. sanctuary of S. Michele, founded in 491 over a cave in which the archangel is said to have appeared to S. Laurentius, arch-bishop of Sipontum; the bronze doors, made in Constantinople, bear the date ro76. The octagonal campanile dates from 1273. The portal of S. Maria Maggiore is noteworthy. The Tomba di Rotari is a domed building of the Norman period. To the north lies the highest point of the Monte Gargano (346o ft.). Strabo speaks of an oracle of Calchas on the top of the mountain, and a healing spring at Podalirius at the bottom, 12 M. from the sea. See S. Beltramelli, Il Gargano (Bergamo, 1907).
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