Selinunte’s Graceful Temple E

Selinunte was a Greek city built on the southwestern coast of Sicily by colonists from the eastern Sicilian Greek outpost of Megara Hyblea. Founded around 651 BC, it displayed its power by building massive temples to dedicated to the gods, like this one pictured, Temple E, which scholars believe was dedicated to Hera. The Doric-style temple was completed between 490 and 480 BC. 

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  1. What an amazing building. When you see something like this, you wonder what kind of papier-mache world we’re living in now.

    1. Yes, when you think of how old this is, it is awe-inspiring.

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