Sassi di Matera-An ancient Italian village frozen in time

We captured this view of Sassi di Matera while on a bicycle trip through southern Italy. It is considered one of the earliest human settlements in Italy with many of the families still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago. The homes are built into the rocks and streets are located on the roofs of many of the houses creating an abstract image of an ancient village frozen in time.

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