Matera

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… is an amazing place …

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… inhabitated since neolithic times
the ‘Sassi’ area is a fantastic warren of caves
and manmade dwellings …

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… people lived in the caves until the 1950s
until they were considered slums …

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… some 15,000 people were moved to new homes
in the growing town of Matera …

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… it’s a stunning place but must have been a hard life …

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… a few panoramas to try to capture
the magnificence of this place
which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site …

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… lots more information here…
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/mater-went-from-ancient-civilization-slum-hidden-gem-180949445/

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~ by marysia on 6 October 2017.

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