A cult cave on the north-eastern slope of Monte Gallo near Palermo (c. 180 m above sea-level) used since prehistoric times. According to Punic inscriptions and paintings (5th-1st cents. BC, among these Tinnit symbols) on the walls, underworld and fertility gods were worshipped here.
G. Coacci Polselli, M. G. Guzzo Amadasi, V. Tusa, Grotta Regina ─ II, 1979.
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Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg),
“Grotta Regina”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 19 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e428330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510