Temple of Hercules
Temple of Hercules information
The temples that stand unfettered and unenclosed in the eastern zone are the most spectacular of all. The first of these is the Temple of Hercules (Tempio di Ercole), immediately inside the entrance and to the right. Its origin is uncertain but it is believed to be the oldest of the lot, dating from the end of 6 BC. Eight of its 38 columns have been raised and you can wander around the remains of the rest.