Temple C, Acropolis, Selinunte

Temple C, Acropolis, Selinunte, 580-550 BCE

There are twelve massive columns here that have been erected complete with their capitals, completed in 1925-27 and can be seen from quite a distance away. There are many objects that were excavated here and sent to Palermo unfortunately so we were not able to see them. This temple had metopes (go along the straight part on top of the capital (entablature) that can be painted or in relief. In this case they were found in tiny pieces and reconstructed. The temple was the oldest and largest on the acropolis and had 17 by 6 columns, dedicatee either to Apollo or Herakles.

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