Italy trip: Agrigento

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The first city which we have visited in SicilyAgrigento, not including point of our stay — suburb Mazara del Vallo.

Agrigento the city ancient, is based during age-old times, about 581 or 582 BC, by Rhodians colony Akragas. And the finest that in the Valley of Temples ruins of the Greek temples, one of which in excellent, to measures of structures of such prescription, a condition have remained.

Having arrived to the Valley of Temples, we have left cars on ecologically correct parking — directly under fruit-trees (terribly to present that here is created at the height of a tourist season, poor oranges).
 Parking at the Valley of Temples

Having dismounted, have moved to be educated. Here young ladies are engaged in selfie: Girls and antique ruins

Russo-turisto, a photo
And here our small group of historians too has not stood aside and makes a photo.

But we have distracted. So, actually antique antiquity:

Temple of Gery of Agrigento
The colonnade which has remained up to now of Hera Temple (English Juno Temple), constructed by Greeks in V century B.C.

Greek Hera Temple ruins
Greek Hera Temple ruins.

Valley of Temples: the Temple of Hera in Agrigento

Between ruins all green, is set by low and well well-groomed trees. A view on Hera Temple.

Rest of a fortification of Akragas — Agrigento
On the right — the rest of a fortification in the ancient time surrounding an Ancient Greek city Akragas, once in the extent about 12 km.

Part of a fortification of Akragas
In nowadays remained at most one and a half kilometre of a wall. Hera Temple ruins in the distance are seen, the wall lasts from it to Consent Temple and Hercules Temple.

Part of a fortification of Akragas
Part of a fortification of Akragas. And the most young historian of our expedition.

Hercules Temple in Agrigento
Greek Hercules Temple has remained worse — one party of a colonnade, and construction of same V century B.C. (470-460 B.C.)

Near Hercules Temple ruins
Our oldest historian has got tired from an antiquity abundance. But we have courageously continued our way.

Consent Temple, Agrigento
And here the Consent Temple (Tempio della Concordia [italian], Harmonia [greek]) has remained perfectly, to measures antiquity, certainly. In the Middle Ages the temple has been altered in Christian (without total reconstruction), therefore, most likely, and remained up to now. Archeologists have found out nearby to a temple the tablet much more youngly a structure and the relation to it of an inscription not having with a part on Latin «Consent» from what the temple and has received a present name.

Consent Temple (Harmony), Agrigento
Temple of the Consent (Harmony) in the Valley of Temples in Agrigento.

And this temple was not been completed, and then still and the largest but was razed doric the Temple of Zeus Olympic from which the huge figure of Zeus (and it have tidied up in a museum).

Statue of Icarus
Before the Consent Temple statue of Icarus — a modern statue in the spirit of surrounding antiquity has lain down.

Panorama of the Valley of Temples — Agrigento
Valley of Temples (ital. Valle dei Templi) in Agrigento — the rests of the Greek temples on a place Rhodians colonies of Akragas.

March, look as all blossoms! And oranges already ripe!
View of Agrigento from a hill of the Valley of Temples
View of Agrigento from a hill of the Valley of Temples.

View of Agrigento from a hill of the Valley of Temples
View of Agrigento from a hill of the Valley of Temples.

View the Temple of the Consent and Agrigento
View the Temple of the Consent and Agrigento. On road roadsides between ruins cactuses and here such plants with long leaves grow (from a hall prompt — an agave; I am not strong in a tops of vegetable). The last, poor fellows, all with inscriptions on leaves. Local and coming гопота considers as the debt to scratch a knife a name of the imbetsila-author, a city and year.
Cactuses with the scratched inscriptions

Here, even from almost native Arkhangelsk there were two morons:
Morons of Artyom and Alexander from Arkhangelsk

At last we have glanced to a local archaeological museum.

Colonnade of the Museum of Archeology in Agrigento
Colonnade of the Museum of Archeology.

Statue before the Archeology Museum — Agrigento
Modern statue before the Archeology Museum. Our valorous historians have already fairly got tired.

Oratorios — Agrigento

Oratorios (ital. Oratorio di Falaride) near St. Nikolay's church (ital. Chiesa di San Nicola). The construction rests ~II centuries B.C., an oratorio of Falarisa — the backward tyrant.

Roman ruins near Oratorija Falarisa — Agrigento
The Roman ruins near Oratorija Falarisa. On a background — St. Nikolay's Church, on an average — Oratorios of Falarisa (ital. Oratorio di Falaride).

And in the end of a selection of photos of Agrigento the fine world map:
Medieval world map over an enter to the Museum of Archeology of Agrigento

Sunset over road, Sicily
Horizon is filled up, and we have gone to home. Tomorrow we will be visited Palermo.


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