From the Wikipedia entry for Valle dei Templi:

The Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples) is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1997. Much of the excavation and restoration of the temples was due to the efforts of archaeologist Domenico Antonio Lo Faso Pietrasanta (1783–1863), who was the Duke of Serradifalco from 1809 through 1812. The Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world with 1,300 hectares

The Valley includes remains of seven temples, all in Doric style. The ascription of the names, apart from that of the Olympeion, are a mere tradition established in Renaissance times. The temples are:

The Valley is also home to the so-called Tomb of Theron, a large tuff monument of pyramidal shape; scholars suppose it was built to commemorate the Romans killed in the Second Punic War.

The Archaeological Area of Agrigento is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Valle dei Templi is a splendid example of the many sites of Ancient Civilizations that I visited during my travels.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Temple Concordia
Temple of Concordia. (1066k)
Temple Concordia
Temple of Concordia. (580k)
Temple Concordia
Temple of Concordia. (607k)
Temple Concordia
Temple of Concordia. (734k)
Temple Concordia
Temple of Concordia. (638k)
Olive Tree Temple
Olive tree at the Temple of Concordia. It is 500-600 years old. (821k)
Temple Heracles
Temple of Heracles. (664k)
Temple Heracles
Temple of Heracles. (723k)
Columns Temple Heracles
One of the columns of the Temple of Heracles. (679k)
Badly Eroded Column
Badly eroded column at the Temple of Heracles. (938k)
Eroded Capital Temple
Eroded capital at the Temple of Heracles. (745k)
Column Pieces Temple
Column pieces at the Temple of Heracles. (965k)
Temple Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus. (1156k)
Altar Temple Olympian
Altar of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. (1046k)
Temple Olympian Zeus
In the Temple of Olympian Zeus. (943k)
Temple Olympian Zeus
In the Temple of Olympian Zeus. (956k)
Remnants Temple Olympian
Remnants of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. (873k)
Huge Atlas Figures
One of the huge Atlas figures in the Temple of Olympian Zeus. (1030k)
Temple Hera
Temple of Hera. (565k)
Temple Hera
Temple of Hera. (894k)
Temple Hera
Temple of Hera. (601k)
Temple Hera
Temple of Hera. (719k)
Temple Hera
Temple of Hera. (660k)
Temple Dioscuri Castor
Temple of the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux. (847k)
Temple Dioscuri Castor
Temple of the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux. (871k)
Fallen Columns Next
Fallen columns next to the Temple of the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux. (679k)
Tomb Theron
Tomb of Theron. (1115k)
Early Christian Necropolis
Early Christian necropolis. (946k)
Early Christian Necropolis
Early Christian necropolis. (805k)
Early Christian Necropolis
Early Christian necropolis. (925k)
Remnants City Wall
Remnants of the city wall. (1060k)
Marble Statue
Marble statue. (982k)
Flower
Flower. (661k)

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