Temple B

Temple in Selinunte

Up on Selinunte's Acropolis, this smaller temple dates from the Hellenistic period and could have been dedicated to the Agrigentan physiologist and philosopher Empedocles, whose water-drainage scheme saved the city from the scourge of malaria (a bitter irony for archaeologist William Harris, who contracted the disease during the initial excavations and died soon after).

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