Temple of Nike at Himera
The Temple of Nike at Himera is an ancient Greek temple located in the Himera Archaeological Park in Sicily, Italy.
The Temple of Nike at Himera is an ancient Greek temple located in the Himera Archaeological Park in Sicily, Italy. It was built in the 5th century BC to honor the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.
The temple was designed in the Doric style, and it is a peripteral temple, meaning it is surrounded by a single row of columns. The temple's floor plan measures 20.72 meters by 40.55 meters, and it was constructed using local sandstone.
The temple was destroyed by the Carthaginians during the First Punic War in 409 BC, and it remained in ruins for centuries. The ruins of the temple were rediscovered in the 19th century and were partially reconstructed in the 20th century.
Today, visitors can see the remains of the temple, including the foundation, columns, and portions of the walls. The temple's location offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, and it provides visitors with a glimpse into the rich history of ancient Greek civilization in Italy.