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Temple of Concord, Agrigento


Today's offering is a stunning video of the Temple of Concord in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. The Temple of Concord is a Greek doric temple which was converted into a Christian church in 597 AD. The area around the "Temple of Concordia" was later re-used by early Christians as a catacomb, with tombs hewn out of the rocky cliffs and outcrops.

Agrigento (Girgenti in Sicilian) is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragras (also Acragas, Agrigentum in Latin, Kerkent in Arabic), one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia. Ancient Akragas covers a huge area, much of which is still unexcavated today, but is exemplified by the famous Valle dei Templi "Valley of the Temples", where the Temple of Concord can be found.

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