Agrigento - Valley of the Temples

One of the most famous sites in Sicily is the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento
This is the famous Temple of Concord c.430 BC

Restored in 1748 the Concord Temple is one of the best preserved Doric temples
This the view from the back side

The side view of the Concord Temple with it's 34 columns

Seen from the Concord Temple is the Temple of Hera c 5th century BC

A closer view of the Temple of Hera

The back view of the Temple of Hera
Like the Concord Temple the Temple of Hera is also Doric

Side view of the Temple of Hera

The Temple of Heracles, c 6th century BC

The eight columns of the Temple of Heracles were restored in 1924

This figure appears to be a man lying on the ground but in ancient times
this was actually a standing figure which was part of the huge Temple of Zeus
Known as an Atlas, there would have been many of these 7.5m high figures in the Temple

The final major temple, the Temple of Castor and Pollux c 5th century BC

Just a pile of ancient rubble but showing an enormous Doric column head

The Temple of Hera as seen from the road way below

The view from the Temple of Hera back down towards the Concord Temple
This city was one of the major cities during the Golden Age of Greece
It was said to have a population of about 200,000 people around 400 BC

The Concord Temple in the early evening