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This is a small part of an extraordinary archaelogical site on the southern coast of Sicily and it's been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1998.

There are many temples along the ridge - to Hera (Juno) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules), Olympian Zeus (Jupiter), Castor and Pollux (Dioscuri) and Hephaistos (Vulcan). This is the most complete (restored) and is the temple dedicated to Concordia. She was the roman goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony - not a bad deity to choose I think.

As with many ancient places in southern Italy, this area was at one time part of 'Greater Greece' (Magna Graecia) which was a sort of loose cultural and economic federation as far as I can make out.

This shot is a very picture postcard sort of image and to be honest I was trying to reproduce the photo in my guide book. To achieve the right angle I had to lie flat on the ground with the camera as low as possible. I got some funny looks from the other tourists but, hey, you do what you have to do. I've suffered for my art - now it's your turn.

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