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The original Italians and the mystery of the Tavola Osca

The original Italians and the mystery of the Tavola Osca

No visit to Agnone is complete without seeing the ancient Sannite ruins at Pietrabbondante, only a short drive away.  We went on a spectacular Sunday evening and had the place to ourselves. The historians of our group were amazed to hear about this tribe, considered to be the original Italians. An Italici tribe, these powerful warriors were an Oscan speaking…

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The oldest bell foundry in the world is in a small Italian town: Agnone

The oldest bell foundry in the world is in a small Italian town: Agnone

It so happens that the 2 oldest continuously family-owned firms in the world are Japanese – One constructing shrines and holy buildings since 578, and the other, inn-keeping since 718. And the 3rd oldest continuously family-owned business in the world is in Molise, Italy – in the small town of Agnone where my grandfather’s cousins have been making bells since…

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