Sant’Angelo Muxaro stands on the summit of a hill with steep sides, overlooking the Platani river (the ancient Halykos). The city, commonly identified with the mythical Camico, has been fortified by the famous architect Daedalus who, fleeing away from king Minos of Crete, found hospitality by the Sican king Kokalos.
On the southern slope of the hill extends the necropolis, of which over two hundred cave and beehive tombs, dug into the rock and dating from the 13th to the 6th century B.C., have been brought to light.
The tombs are preceded by long corridors that lead to the sepulchral chamber and are characterized by a circular plan and a convex vaulted roof.
Most of the gold from indigenous Sicily comes from Sant’Angelo and it consists of two heavy gold rings with engraved bezels and four paterae, low bowls, of which only one remains today displayed in the British Museum.
The Archaeological Museum of Palazzo Arnone is located in Piazza Umberto I and collects a significant selection of the grave goods (materials from the 12th to the 6th century B.C.) and materials from the territory.