Architecture Around the World ............... Sicily

Valley of the Temples
Agrigento, Sicily
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Temple of Hera

Temple of Hera

Temple of Hera

Temple of Hera

Tourists stand on the sacrificial altar where animal sacrifices were offered to the god(dess)

Doric order

Note chiseled U shape where rope used repeatedly on crane to lift blocks

05hera

Note how columns were placed on a slab. Since Doric columns have no base (unlike Greek Ionic and Corinthian columns), there were filler stones placed in between.

 

 

Temple of Concordia

Temple of Concordia

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  • One of only 3 temples in the Western world with extant original inner walls
  • Hexastyle (six columns along the narrow end) style temple

Entablature:

Note column section at left. The hole in the center is for a wood or metal rod that stabilized the column sections.


Miscellaneous facts:



Photos and their arrangement © 2007 Chuck LaChiusa
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