Ancient wheat harvest at Selinunte archeological park

For second year, an occasion to promote area

01 August, 16:31

    (ANSAmed) - CASTELVETRANO (TRAPANI), AUGUST 1 - ''Today with the harvest of ancient grains planted inside the Selinunte archaeological park we reach the double objective of studying the aspects of archaeology of taste and of promoting the site'', said Bernardo Agrò, the director of the archaeological park of Selinunte, Cave di Cusa and Pantelleria. Various types of cereals and legumes include lentils and chickpeas have been planted for the second consecutive year over 10 hectares of land, with the coordination of the consortium ''Gian Pietro Ballatore'', headed by the regional councilor's office for agriculture. The mayors of Partanna, Nicolò Catania, and Campobello di Mazara, Giuseppe Castiglione, said the initiative was an important occasion to promote the archaeological parkas well as the entire area of Cave if Cusa. ''We need to insist on these ainitiatives to promote cultural activities, monuments and good food, in particular local'' products, said Catania. Castiglione noted that ''with the new director Bernardo Agrò we are starting a process of promotion of Cave di Cusa on which, in the wake of what was done by Professor Sebastiano Tusa, it is necessary to continue studying''.

    Archeologist Linda Adorno and etno anthropologist Antonino Frenda spoke about the importance of harvesting from a mythological, historic and popular standpoint.

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