Agrigento-Sicily

Pictured here is the Greek Temple of Concordia, located in Agrigento, Sicily. It was built approximately 430 BC, and named after a Roman inscription found near the site.

This is certainly one of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. It’s exceptional state of preservation can be owed, at least in part, to its transformation to a Christian church in the 6th century AD. These Christian refurbishments, however, were removed during the restoration work which took place in 1785. It is actually a rather small temple, a characteristic of Classical temples in Sicily, and has a peristyle of 13 x 6 columns.

Photo taken by Jeff and Neda Fields.

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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily 2016 by Andy Hammond
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Temple and olive trees.