Temple in Segesta, Sicily

Greek Temple

Temple in Segesta, Sicily

This one of the many temples located in Sicily. It has said that Sicily has more temples than Greece. Along the road that connects Trapani and Alcamo, is where one can find the ruins of Segesta, a City which was founded by the Elimi, a population with non Greek, but continental origins from Anatolici stock.
In this particular case, the myth helps to clarify things: after the destruction of Troy, the heroes Enea and Elimo departed for Sicily and arrived in Trapani, founding two new cities: Elima and Egesta from the names Elimo and Egesto, the companions of Enea. Egesta would therefore be Segesta.

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