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Lat: 37° 17' 23.07097" N - Long: 13° 35' 32.12082" E
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The temple of Concord was built around 430 BC; has a 843,38 square meters area and it's 13,481 m high.
It has six columns in the short sides and thirteen in the long ones, all 6,75 m high.
The columns are thinner in the upper extremity (they were designed to make them appear taller) tend to bulge at about 2/3 of the height and, at the same time, to a slight convexity towards the center of the front side; this allows the observer to detect a perfectly straight image of them.
Inside there were three rooms: an antechamber with two columns, the cell in which the statue of the deity was placed, and a compartment for the treasure.
Stairs, walls and columns were originally painted white.
Lion heads protruded from the eaves.
The stairs used by the Greeks to access the marble roof and perform maintenance work have been well preserved.
The whole structure of the temple has been preserved very well; this is due to its transformation into a Christian basilica in the 6th century AD.
To achieve this purpose the structure of the temple underwent a transformation: the spaces between the columns were covered with stone walls, so three typical naves were obtained; to the east the sacristy was positioned and the altar of the classical era was finally destroyed.
Until 1788 Masses were celebrated, then an attempt was made to return the original form to the temple, but this was not entirely possible.
Its name is due to a Latin inscription found near the temple but which in reality had no connection with it, being rather dedicated to the Concordia of the Agrigento people.
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