The Juxtaposition Of Modern And Ancient In Sicily

The amphitheater at Segesta sits on top of Monte Bàrbaro at an elevation of 400 meters above sea level, facing north and therefore, the sea. It dates to the middle of the 3rd century B.C.E. Excavations of the area are taking place sporadically. Some have revealed the existence of structures dating back to the 9th century B.C.E. During summer months, theater is performed in the amphitheater, which boasts fantastic acoustics.

This photo captures Sicily’s modern autostrada (in the landscape on the left) set next to Segesta’s ancient theater–an example of the juxtaposition you’ll encounter across the region.

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