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The sheer size of this altar is breathtaking, making it possible to imagine the great sacrifices performed here, which included as many as 100 oxen at a time. The Italian word ecatombe, used today to mean a disaster, actually comes from the Greek words meaning to kill 100 - Hekatòn - oxen - bôus.

Useful Information

  • Address : Via Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento92100Agrigento
  • Prices : 10 €

Opening hours :

  • high season: 9.30am-10pm, weekends and Bank Hols 9.30am-midnight; winter: 8.30am-7pm

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