Tempio di Himera, Termini Imerese

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Termini Imerese
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Temple of Nike is a Greek temple of the ancient city of Himera located in the archaeological area of Termini Imerese, in the province of Palermo in Sicily.DescriptionThe temple dates to the second fifth of the fifth century BC and has been identified with the temple built by the Carthaginians at the command of the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse, who commanded the Greek coalition which defeated them at the Battle of Himera in 480 BC.Probably dedicated to Athena, the building was burnt and destroyed - most likely in 409 BC when the Carthaginians captured the city of Himera.BibliographyStefano Vassallo. Himera città greca. Guida alla storia e ai monumenti. Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Ambientali e dell'Educazione Permanente, Palermo: 2005.
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