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Temple of Segesta

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HISTORY

On a hill outside the site of the ancient city of Segesta lies an exceptionally well-preserved Doric temple. It is believed to have been built in 420 BC by an Athenian architect, despite the city not having a large Greek population. Several elements suggest that the temple was never completed. For example, the columns were not fluted, as they normally would have been in a Doric temple, and the base blocks still have flaps that were used to lift the blocks, but were normally removed at a later date.

WHY THIS PLACE

The temple also lacks any ornamentation and an altar dedicated to some deity and was never covered.

CURIOSITIES

The temple escaped destruction by the Carthaginians in the late 5th century.

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