A special place in Sicily. 2500 years ago was the greatest city in the ancient Mediterranean world, and is still in excellent condition today. The collection of Doric temples is one of the most extraordinary monuments of greek art and culture.
The greek name of the city was Akragas, used until the time of Romans.
The initial Akragass was a satellite place of Gela colony, but in one century passed the mother city. Akragas was founded in 581 BC and the 5th century BC was the highest level of the city. In 480 BC, the most powerful greek coalition from the history, formed by Akragas, Syracusa and Gela, defeted Chartaginian army, at the Battle of Himera. The revenge of Carthage come in 406 BC, when Akragas was sacked, and the fortification raised to the ground. When the... [ Read more...