U funnu di lu mari
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
U funnu di lu mari (Sicilian for The sea bed) is the title of this artwork. The Mediterranean Sea is the sea that bathes Sicily, an island that is located right in the middle of it and for this reason it has always been a coveted land for the control of the entire area. The Mermaids are mythological inhabitants of the Mare Nostrum (the name given by the Romans to the Mediterranean Sea) as much as the Nymphs are of the rivers of Sicily. Beautiful this seabed with octopuses, starfish and blue fish (typical of the Mediterranean for their bluish coloration).
(photo) Tabula Rogeriana, drawn by the Arab geographer al-Idrisi in 1154, for Roger II of Sicily. The mare Nostrum surrounds Sicilia