National Geographic : 1924 Apr
Photograph courtesy ofRoyal Italian Embassy PALERMO, METROPOLIS OE SICILY, PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE LATE DIRIGIBLE "ROMA" This beautiful city has been coveted by many nations. It was originally a Phoenician settlement and for centuries was the head oftheCarthaginian dominion in Sicily (see pages 391-423). Romans, Ostrogoths, Arabs, Byzantines, Normans, Germans, French, Spaniards, and Italians have held sway here. At one time Hamilcar, the Carthaginian, was encamped for three years on Hiercte, or Pellegrino, therocky eminence inthe background, ina vain effort to dislodge the Romans from the city.