Archaeologists Discover Sicily’s Oldest Temple
Tags: Antiquities, Archaeology, Italy
Archaeologists and researchers from the Parco Archeologico di Selinunte (in western Sicily) and the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU believe they have discovered remains of the oldest temple on the island, after having unearthed remains underneath a later temple referred to as Temple R.
The breakthrough came in July, when remains of a large central colonnade were discovered, among which ceramic fragments dating from 650 – 625 BC were scattered. Parts of the wall and floor were discovered in early June.
Caterino Greco, director of the excavation, praises the compilation between the two teams as “a new synergy—with funds from NYU and co-ordination from our staff—that symbolises a modern model of management for the park.”
Italian-US team discover evidence of Sicily’s oldest temple via The Art Newspaper
Photo courtesy of NYU