Itinerary B

[5]An elegance preserved over time

Horses, elegant battle steeds, were venerated in Agrigento in a more heartfelt way than in other cities.
There was a real exaltation in Akragas for the spectacle deriving from their superb beauty and sinuous movements, so much so that majestic funeral monuments were raised and they were depicted on vases and coins.
One admirable example, visible at the Museum of Agrigento, is an Attican ceramic amphora with black figures (6th century BC), which, on the main side, depicted a quadriga (chariot) driven by Athena.