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Sicily is the largest island of Italy. It has been ruled by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Byzantines and Arabs. In the 11th century the Normans founded the Kingdom of Sicily which gradually became one of Italy's more powerful states. In 1816 it was merged with Naples into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies which was united with Italy in 1861.