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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Archaeological Area of Agrigento, Italy

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Archaeological Area of Agrigento is a World Heritage Site in Sicily, Italy, preserving the remains of an ancient Greek colony that was established there in the 6th century BC.

The site in Agrigento has a number of ruins including well-preserved Doric temples and remains of the ancient town that are still very much intact. Archaeologists excavating in Agrigento have uncovered burial sites of the early Christians living in Agrigento. That and the remains of the ancient town provides a glimpse into understanding the workings of ancient Greek and Roman towns.


Archaeological area of Agrigento
Archaeological area of Agrigento
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Archaeological Area of Agrigento was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee in Naples, Italy, on 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 37 17 23 E 13 35 36 in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV

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