The fallen giant, Valley of the Temples


The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Agrigento, Sicily, was the largest Doric temple ever constructed, although it was never completed. Unlike other temples of the time, the outer columns did not stand on their own but were engaged against a continuous curtain wall. In between the columns were colossal atlases: stone figures standing with their backs to the wall and hands up-stretched above their heads.

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