Itinerary A

[5]The brilliant colours of the antiquity

The decorative frieze of the Temple of Heracles is a precious testimony that expresses the joy and liveliness of the sacred buildings of Akragas: the ornamentation was a decorated line that flowed around the entire temple, completed below by a red strip accompanied by a small blue slab at each triglyph (a decorative temple element with three vertical grooves).
The cornice, positioned above the frieze, had very fine relief sculptures in the shape of leaves, small palms and lion heads. It was a sight to behold!