Halyciae

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Halyciae (Halykiai, Halykiae) is the ancient name for one of the settlements of the Elymians on the island of Sicily, known as Alicia in more recent Italian scholarship. Though its present location is not known precisely, recent excavations conducted in Sicily by the Scandinavian-Sicilian Project seem to indicate that the present city of Salemi in the province of Trapani is built upon the ruins of old Halykiai. Digs have been conducted in Salemi itself by Northern Illinois University, and on an adjacent site known as Monte Polizzo by archaeologists from the University of Oslo and the Soprintendenza di Trapani, with help from Göteborg University and Stanford University as well as a team from MiT.