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Agrigento

Temple of Hercules

View of the remaining 8 columns of the peripteron of the temple built in the late 6th century BC

Temple of Concordia

General view at sunset. Built in the 5th century BC

Temple of Concordia

Detail of the peripteron

Temple of Concordia

General view at sunset. Built in the 5th century BC

Temple of Concordia

General view of the temple overlooking the valley of the Temples. Built in the 5th century BC.

The magic and incomparable spectacle presented by the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento has been especially evoked by the American Art Historian Bernard Berenson with the following words : " when we were in sight of Akragas, the sun was setting, transfiguring the columns of these simple but harmoniously proportionned structures, as if a whole luminosity of stone were being emitted from them. Nowhere in Greece proper, with the exception of the Parthenon, does one succeed in having such an evocation of the Hellenic world."