Himera was a Greek colony founded in 648 BC on the northern coast of Sicily, near Palermo, which became famous for the battle of the same name (480 BC) in which the Carthaginians suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the people of Agrigento and Syracuse.
The outcome of the conflict did not discourage the conquered people, who were quick to declare revenge.
In fact, in 409 BC the Carthaginians returned to Sicily.
They destroyed the city, killing a large part of the population, a fate then suffered by several other Sicilian cities.
Today, you can see the city’s archaeological ruins in the area of Termini Imerese.