Itinerary A

[3]The effect of time on the columns

The columns of the Temple of Heracles that we can still see tower high and majestic towards the sky.
On their shaft you can still see traces of the smooth plaster coating, which contrasts with the porous consistency of the Agrigento limestone. If you slide your hand across the columns, you can still feel the trace of the vertical grooves.

To the touch, the column is more pronounced in the parts covered with plaster, and less so in the sections of limestone, a softer material, corroded by time and adverse weather.