At the beginning of the 5th century BC, perhaps during the city's renovation by the tyrant Theron, there were interventions to strengthen the fortifications.
The main objective of this building phase was to increase secure conditions by strengthening the defences.
The most significant additions ...
In the 3rd century BC, the historian Polybius described Akragas as an ingeniously fortified city.
In order to defend themselves against possible enemy attacks, the Agrigentine people had built a mighty wall 12 km long, which made the most of irregularities in the terrain.
Construction of the first...
The Greeks in Sicily and Southern Italy: Magna Graecia
Around the 8th century BC, Greece was experiencing a period of intense expansion, both from a [approfondimenti id="3134" testo_link="demographic"] and commercial point of view.
Due to the inhospitable characteristics of the arid and mountainous land of the Greek peninsula, which was not always suit...
More than 2500 years ago, in 580 BC, some [approfondimenti id="3226" testo_link="rhodium-Cretan"] settlers living in Gela founded Agrigento on the south-western coast of Sicily.
Aristino and Pistilo, the two commanders of the expedition, identified a prosperous and luxuriant site around 3 km from t...
MiC – Ministero della Cultura
Legge 77/2006 - Misure Speciali di Tutela e Fruizione dei Siti Italiani di Interesse Culturale, Paesaggistico e Ambientale, inseriti nella “Lista Del Patrimonio Mondiale”, posti sotto la Tutela dell’ UNESCO Regione Siciliana.
Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana.
Parco archeologico della Valle dei Templi di Agrigento.