Selinunte (Selinous and Selinus in ancient times) was an ancient Greek city on the south-western coast of Sicily.
It was destroyed during the First Punic War about 250 BC and never rebuilt. The utter destruction of every building, scarcely a single column being left upright, could also have been due to earthquakes.
The majority of the temples are distinguished by letters as their dedications are still under discussion.
The archaeological site contains five temples centered on an acropolis. Of the five temples, only the Temple of Hera, also known as "Temple E", has been re-erected. At its peak before 409 BC the city may have contained up to 30,000 people, excluding slaves.
These ruins on the Acropolis belong to a Doric style temple built in the 6th century BC.
Selinunte, Sicily. 2018