The Rupe Atenea

The Rupe Atenea (Athenian Cliff) was probably the acropolis of Akragas, the highest point in the city.
When Akragas was destroyed by the Carthaginians in 406 BC, a long period followed in which the inhabitants tried to rebuild the beautiful city and its majestic monuments.
In that period, right on the Rupe Atenea, a district of artisans and an oil mill were formed.
Oil was made from the valley’s flourishing olive trees, then traded by the Agrigentine people.