This wasn't on our original itinerary but really pleased our B.&B hosts told us about it. This was the quarry created by the Greeks to cut the stone they used for the temples of Selinunte. You can see where the columns were hacked out of the rock and you also become aware of the magnitude of the task - the quarry must be at least 5 kilometres from the temple site. You can also see where the quarrying had to cease immediately when the Carthaginians attacked, with enormous rocks prepared as columns lying discarded on the ground. Very atmospheric.
Tickets also provide entry to the Selinunte temples - by the way, it's free for those aged 65 and over on production of driving licence or similar.
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