Usually the objects of an archaeological collection have lost part of their exegetical potential because they have been extrapolated from their context; this is not the case with the Lauricella collection. For a series of fortunate events, the materials that compose it can help to reconstruct the socio-cultural profile of Gela in the late Archaic period. The Lauricella collection is presented here for the first time in its entirety, but this work is also a critical and updated re-edition of the precious data left by Paolo Orsi, now more than a century after their publication, concerning the excavation campaigns carried out in the Lauricella, the same land from which the materials making up the archaeological collection came. The Lauricella estate was located in the S. Ippolito valley, a large cleft on the northern slope of the Gela hill, a real liaison from the topographical and chronological point of view between the archaic necropolis "del Borgo" and the classical one of Capo Soprano. The late-archaic burial analysis, following the latest perspectives of funerary archeology, offers the fortunate opportunity to highlight the social dialectic within the Geloa community, in a crucial moment for the city and all of Sicily, but for which we have very little news. from the sources. It is therefore a historical reconstruction project based primarily on archaeological data, in which ample space has been dedicated to the analysis ofimagery some Attic vases; they accompanied many Geloi on their last journey, expressing their fears, anxieties and aspirations.