Modern Agrigento is on the southern coast of Sicily, and is the capital of the province of Agrigento. It is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas, one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of ancient Greece.
It was founded on a plateau overlooking the sea, near the rivers Hypsas and Akragas. Construction began around 582-580 BC and is attributed to Greek colonists from Gela.
The Doric style Temple of Juno was built in the 5th century BC, burnt in 406 BC by the Carthaginians and then later restored by the Romans.
(Mentioned in Shadowheart as one of the towns heavily damaged in fictional hurricane.)
Via Flickr: Charles Partridge Adams carefully detailed the thin mists that cleave to the foothills of the Rockies in the morning and the almost opaque storm clouds that crown their peaks in the afternoon. Learn about the artist’s love affair with Colorado: d.pr/RF3L