Monthly Archives: April 2016

Roman Mosaic Marvels

Roman Mosaic Marvels

After the Greeks came the Romans. As it was in high school history class, so it was in Sicily. By 200 BC, Sicily had been absorbed into the Roman Empire. Few structures from the Roman era remain in Sicily; most succumbed to the island’s later history of warfare, conquest, and taking stones from old buildings… Read More

Agrigento Archaeology Museum

Agrigento Archaeology Museum

The archaeological museum in Agrigento is full of beautiful artifacts dating from the period when Agrigento was a major city-state of the Ancient Greek world. Read More

The Ruins of Agrigento in Pictures

The Ruins of Agrigento in Pictures

In the 5th century BC, the city of Agrigento on the southern coast of Sicily was one of the largest and wealthiest colonies in the Ancient Greek world. The ruins of Agrigento’s Greek temples are among Sicily’s major tourist attractions. Read More

Agrigento: Greek Sicily on an Epic Scale

Agrigento: Greek Sicily on an Epic Scale

If you’re not a classicist, you might not think of going to Italy to see Greek ruins. But in its heyday in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, the island of Sicily was home to many city-states founded by Greek colonists. One of the largest and wealthiest was Agrigento in the middle of Sicily’s southern… Read More