Valley of the temples

The Valley of the Temples

The archaeological site of Agrigento (known as Akragas by the Greeks, Agrigentum by the Romans) comprises the “The Valley of the Temples archaeological park”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and other remains located in the Acropolis and  different sites throughout the city. The majority of the excavations and restorations were carried out thanks to the efforts of archaeologists such as Domenico Antonio Lo Faso di Terrasanta, Duke of Serradifalco, between 1809 and 1812, and Sir Alexander Hardcastle, between 1921 and 1933. Covering some 1,300 hectares, the Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world.