Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Archaeology of Ancient Agrigento

Agrigento, a famous Greek colony, is an incredible archaeological site located in the heart of Southern Sicily. If you have been disappointed by the state of the ruins of Greek temples in Greece, Agrigento (ancient Akragas) will give you what you've been seeking. The Valley of the Temples boasts several well-preserved Doric temples (and some in ruins) overlooking the rugged Sicilian landscape and the sea. The town's archaeology museum, located in the Convent of San Nicola, contains regional artifacts from prehistory to the Hellenistic era. Don't miss this site, one of UNESCO's treasures.

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