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Craco (Italy)

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Geographic headingCraco (Italy)
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Found inOwings, Lisa. Craco, 2017: ECIP title page (medieval ghost town) galley (Italian hill town which looks out over a hilly region of southern Italy; Craco's name was first written as Grachium in 1060, meaning "little plowed field" in Latin; first settled between 500 and 1000 AD, today Craco's solid stone walls lie in ruin; in 1656, the first disaster struck: a plague swept through the town; in 1963 much of the town collapsed during a landslide)
Wikipedia, February 3, 2017 (Craco; a ghost town and comune in the province of Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata; the old town was abandoned due to natural disasters; the abandonment has made Craco a tourist attraction and a popular filming location; in 2010, Craco has been included in the watch list of the World Monuments Fund; the town's name can be dated to 1060 AD, when the land was the possession of Arnaldo, Archbishop of Tricarico, who called the area Graculum, which means in Latin "little plowed field")
GeoNames, February 3, 2017 (Craco, Italy; populated place; located in Basilicata (first-order administrative division; 40° 23' 00" N, 016° 26' 00" E)