Si Trova: a Termini Imerese, nei pressi dello svincolo della A19 per Buonfornello
Lat: 37° 58' 12.50621" N - Long: 13° 49' 19.80734" E
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The Greek city of Himera was founded near the mouth of the river with the same name in 648 B.C., from Calcidesi coming from Zancle, today's Messina, and from Syrian exiles.
Today, passing through the nearby highway, you hardly notice, but two thousand and five hundred years ago the hill on which stood this important Greek colony, was teeming with life.
Himera, the homeland of the Greek poet Stesicoro, is particularly remembered because there was held a famous and important battle in 480 BC.
The Carthaginian army was opposed against the armies of Syracuse and Akragas; these enshrined the dominion of Greek civilization in Sicily.
Himera was destroyed in 409 BC by the Carthaginians led by Annibale Magone, who intervened following a conflict between Selinunte and Segesta, a historical ally of Carthaginians.
Two years later, the exiles of Himera, together with Libyan settlers, founded Thermai Himeraìai, today's Termini Imerese, 12 km west of the historic settlement.
Unfortunately, today there are not many visible remains of the city within the large archaeological area, but it is worth mentioning the Temple of Victory and the beautiful collections in the antiquarium, not to be missed.
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The oldest dam in Sicily
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