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Syracuse, Italy
Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world...
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535
12.31.535
Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year.
668
9.15.668
Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
878
5.21.878
Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.