In the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento-Concordia Temple
Doric Temple-Segesta, Italy
Greek Amphitheater-Segesta, Italy
Temple C, largest Temple at Selinunte, Italy
Per Travel Snapshots, Italy(Fabio Bourbon and Paola Aghina), the above pictures are some of the oldest remains of ancient Sicily. The buildings was classical. Have you ever thought about how old the above temples are?
Agrigento, Italy founded around 581 BC. The biggest draw to Agrigento is the Valley of the Temples.
Segesta, Italy founded sometime around 580-576 BC
Selinunte, Italy (celery is derived from this name somehow!) founded 409 BC
I can imagine walking among the ruins, visualizing the people of that time. The chariot races, the forums, how about the baths and walking among the open markets. Their dress and shoes. Sitting in the amphitheater, which was built so that all could hear what was being said on stage, listening to a play or music. Or maybe a politician giving his speech.
Some years ago, ten-fifteen, I went to an exhibit at Memphis, Tennessee, the Etruscans. Some of the items were from 900 BC, it was amazing! To see the hair dress combs, a stone bench, a lady's hand mirror, pottery. The Etruscans had no government. Eventually they were taken over by other countries and finally were phased out. Just standing there looking at the items was awe inspiring, to look at something that old!
Where would you like to go?