Temple of the Concordia, Agrigento, Sicily

concordia temple agrigento sicilyThe Temple of Concordia in Agrigento, Sicily has been extensively restored to what the archeologists figure it must have looked like. It is nice to see such a remounting within the Agrigento archeological area, most of which is piles of toppled pillars. For many years, the Italians used the huge chunks of Greek building materials to build breakwaters and piers in the Agrigento port, which are visible, and in use today. Hell of a way to treat cultural heritage. You see a lot of that in Rome, too, as medieval and Renaissance Christians destroyed much of what was left of Imperial Rome to build churches.

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