Hotel della Valle
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Upon our time in Sicily, we toured an Ancient Roman Villa that would've been used by the Romans around the time of Christ. The villa was massive in size considering the time period it was built, and it would've been used by a wealthier class of Roman citizens during its era. Intricate mosaics covered the walls and floors of the ...
... rested on. When we got to what seemed like the highest point of the city, we entered a small Greek amphitheater. The amphitheater still had some remains of ancient columns and arches behind the stage that were built a couple hundred years BC. From the stands of the amphitheater, there was a magnificent view overlooking the ocean. Although the amphitheater was small in size, the view ...
... that housed a statue of the god the temple was dedicated to. These temples were central to how the Greeks lived their lives. Stories about the gods and goddesses became their way of surrounding the world around them. They constructed rituals to be performed to keep their gods happy, and these became events entire communities would be involved in. Their art surrounded ...
... fact that they are still standing is magnificent in itself. All of these temples were located at the top of an enormous hill, which indicates that they were highly regarded by the ancient Greek culture. The temples were created to show honor and respect to the gods of Greek mythology, and they could be seen from miles away. The view from the temples on top of ...
The ideas and beauty portrayed in the temples at the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento has significant impact on the Story of Rome and on our world today. Agrigento was the center of the Mediterranean and even more influential than Rome during this time period.
The Temple of Hera was built during the 450 BC. During this time Agrigento was the similar to what we would have referred to as ...