Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century B.C., Agrigento became one of the leading cities in the Mediterranean world. Its supremacy and pride are demonstrated by the remains of the magnificent Doric temples that dominate the ancient town, much of which still lies intact under today's fields and orchards.
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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Archaeological Area of Agrigento (UNESCO/NHK). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1432/
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