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Selinunte

 

Selinunte was a large Greek port in SW Sicily around 2,500 years ago.  The site today has one temple which has been resurrected, and many piles of huge column and temple pieces belonging to nearly a dozen other temples that occupied the extensive site and are now surrounded by wild flowers (alyssum, camomile?) and the smell of honey.

 

However, the real treasures of Selinunte are in the Archaeological Museum in Palermo (bottom photos).  The metopes of Selinunte on display there once decorated the friezes of the Selinunte temples, and show the developing skills of the local sculptors over the five and four hundreds BC.

 

 

These Metopes from Selinunte are in the Archaeological Museum in Palermo

More bigger pics from the Palermo Archaeological Museum

 

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