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Old 23-08-2015, 07:00 PM   #232
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A town and comune in southwestern Sicily, Italy, which lies mainly on the left bank at the mouth of the Mazaro river, administratively part of the province of Trapani..MaZara was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC, with the name of Mazar (the Rock).. It then passed under the control of Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, before being occupied by the Arabs in the year 827 AD..The city centre, known as the Kasbah, retains Arab architectural influences..In 1072, Mazara was conquered by Normans, headed by Roger I. During that period - in 1093, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mazara del Vallo was instituted..After the death of Emperor Frederick II, Sicily passed to the Angevins, then followed by the Spaniards of Aragon..The city passed under the control of the House of Savoy in 1713, a reign which lasted only 5 years, being replaced by the Habsburg Empire (for 16 years) followed by the Bourbons.. In 1860 the city was finally conquered by Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Mille, thus joining the then newly formed Kingdom of Italy...

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In Sicilian, these small potato and pecorino cheese croquettes are known as cazzilli, which means “little pricks” to give you an idea of their shape.. They are very popular and usually served as an antipasto or snack. They are very common in trattorie as an antipasto.. This recipe is based on some very excellent ones I had years ago at La Scoiattolo (The Squirrel) restaurant on the Lungomare in Mazara del Vallo on Sicily’s coast...

Mazara made national news in March 1998, when a bronze statue called the Dancing Satyr (Satiro Danzante) was found off the port, at a depth of 500 metres (1,600 ft) in the Strait of Sicily by a local fishing boat.. The statue is believed to have been sculpted by Greek artist Praxiteles and is now on display to the public in a dedicated museum in the city, after having been on show at the Chamber of Deputies of Rome, and in Aichi, Japan..Though the satyr is missing both arms, one leg and its separately-cast tail (originally fixed in a surviving hole at the base of the spine), its head and torso are remarkably well-preserved despite millennia spent at the bottom of the sea..The Victorious Youth, referred to in Italian sources as the Atleta di Fano, is a Greek bronze sculpture, made between 300 and 100 BCE..found in the summer of 64 in the sea off Fano on the Adriatic coast of Italy, snagged in the nets of an Italian fishing trawler, the Ferri Ferruccio..His right hand reaches to touch the winner's olive wreath on his head..The powerful head has led viewers to see it as a portrait; the head was cast separately from the lithe body..Other attractions include the Norman Arc, that is the remains of the old Norman Castle built in 1073 and demolished in 1880, and a number of churches..Twin cities Santa Pola, Spain-Mahdia, Tunisia-Volos, Greece-Trebisacce, Italy...'s the boss..You know how this works?.Yeah, it's like in the army.. Bullshit..The army is some guy you don't know telling you to go whack some other guy you don't know...

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