8 Beautiful Valley of the Temples

The valley of the temples that is known in Italian with name Valle Deo Templi is an archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily, Southern Italy. It is considered as the greater Greece art and architecture and so becomes the popular visitor’s attraction of Sicily and known as the national monument of Italy. In 1997, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The excavation and the restoration of the temples were during 1783-1863 by Domenico Antonio Lo Faso Pietrasanta. It has largest archeological sites expanded to the area of 1300 hectares.

Early Christian Necropolis 

The city of Pecs was founded by Romans during the second century. By the fourth century, the city was known as Sopianae which has become a prosperous provincial capital. This is known to be the main centers of early Christianity. The history fo cemetery can be track to the first century. When the northern expansion took place, then Roman Empire took the recent face that is Transdanubia.

Tomb of Theron

For the long time, the tomb was thought to be of the Agrigento Tyrant, Theron. This actually dates from the Hellenitsic- Roam era which was between 3C and the 2C BC. It was turns out, but, still, kept its name. This was built of tufa and have the little bit of pyramidal shade. Looking the same would give you experience of Doric, Attica and Ionic orders.

Temples of Heracles

Temples of Heracles or also known as Temple of Hercules is a Greek temple which is located in the ancient city of Akragas that was located in Valle Dei Templi in Agrigento. The building is found on the hill of temples in the archaic Doric style, on a rocky spur located near the Villa Aurea. Its name is an attribution of modern scholarship that is based on Cicero’s temples dedicated to the hero non longe a foro which is having he famous statue of Heracles.

Temple of Juno

Temple of Juno was made on the artificial spur. This was made near 450 BC and having measurement of 38.15x16.90 m. This is in Doric style having the 6 columns having width of 13 and having basement with four steps. Presently, it is having front colonnade along with parts of the architrave and of the frieze. The building was damaged during the fire of 406 BC and restored during the Roman times. During restoration the clay was substitutes with the marble tiles.

The Garden of Kolymbethra

The garden is having lush and green areas that make it like paradise. This is located halfway between temple of castor and pollux and that of Vulcan. The beauty of the place got its reorganization in 1999, when the Sillician region has entrusted the area to FAI.

Temple of Zeus

Temple of Zeus is Greek Temple in Greece. This is dedicated to god Zeus. This was made in the second quarter of the fifth century BCE. This is the perfect example of Greek temple of the Doric order.

Temple of Concordia

Temple of Concordia is ranked as the most notable temples of the Greek civilization due to its preservation state. UNESCO symbolizes the temple 6 column fa├žade. The temple having basement of 39.44x16.91m with peristatis of 6x13 columns made over basement. The upper frame had gutters having lion like protomes and the entire roof was covered by the marble tiles. 

Temple of Castor and Pollux

This is the ancient temple in the Roman forum, in Rome, Italy. This was made as the gratitude of victory at the battle of Lake Regillus. Castor and Pollux were the twins of Gemini, sons of Zeus and Leda.