Selinunte – Sicily

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The ancient Selinus, the westernmost Greek colony, was founded around 650 b.C. by the Greek colons of Megara Iblea. A bitter enemy of the neighbouring town of Segesta, Selinunte was sacked by the Carthaginians, who razed it to the ground, but remained populated until 250 b.C., when it was definitively destroyed and the population sent to Marsala, before the Roman invasion. The last inhabitants were the Arabs. After centuries of abandon, the town was rediscovered in the 16th century.

The diggings are divided into two zones: the east side with the Temples E (V century b.C., probably dedicated to Era), F (the smallest and most ancient, 560-540 b.C), and G (the biggest one, with columns up to 6 m and huge capitals, dated from 550-480 b.C). The west side is the acropolis, with other 5 temples, urban streets in a good state and a massive wall that was raised up on the cliff overlooking a dune beach.

The site can be reached by bus and by train from Castelvetrano, while if you arrive from Mazara del Vallo or Sciacca you need to change bus two times.

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