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Colossal Telamon from the Temple of Zeus at Agrigento Restored to its Original Upright Position

After twenty years of study, research, and restoration, the “stone giant” of ancient Akragas has been resurrected. The “telamon”, one of the colossal anthropomorphic statues supporting the entablature of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Olympeion, symbol of the Valley of the Temples, has been returned to its upright position. The statue, nearly 8 meters […]

Posted inClassical Archaeology

Fragment of the Frieze from the Temple of Zeus Found at a Depth of 9 Meters off the Coast of Agrigento

An exciting archaeological discovery recently emerged from the Mediterranean Sea after a meticulous underwater excavation and rescue intervention carried out off the coast of Agrigento in Sicily. A team composed of the Subacquei Nucleus of the Carabinieri Command, responsible for the protection of submerged cultural heritage, the Superintendence of the Sea, and the Diving Group […]

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New Structures Discovered in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily

Discoveries of new structures in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily Archaeological excavations can unearth valuable insights into ancient civilizations. However, digging an entire site is time-consuming, expensive, and risks damaging undiscovered artifacts or structures. Fortunately, geophysical techniques provide archaeologists with non-invasive tools to investigate sites beneath the surface. A recent study applied […]