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Ruins of a greek temple.
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Selinus, founded in the 7C BC and for a long time allied to Carthage against Segesta, was finally destroyed... by a Carthaginian, Hannibal, in 409 BC, who indulged in fierce repression, resulting in the slaughter of 16 000 inhabitants of the town. However, the city rose again but was finally destroyed during the Second Punic War. Today, it is an area of ruins with four distinct zones: the acropolis, the old town, the Eastern temples and the Demeter sanctuary.

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  • Acropolis

    strada dei Templi I - 91100 Selinunte

    The Acropolis stands on a plateau and is surrounded by walls. It is on the classical chequerboard plan of a city divided into main streets crossed at right angles. Here were the houses of the privileged classes as well as public and Religious buildin..

  • Sanctuary of Demeter Malophoros

    strada dei Templi I - 91100 Selinunte

    Dedicated to Demeter Malophoros, goddess of plants and protector of farmers, the sanctuary is reached by a path which extends the first cardo of the acropolis and stands at the heart of a Holy Enclosure (temenos), beyond the river Modione, the Mariti..

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