|Summary:||Temple; on the ridge marking the southern extent of the city, east of the Temple of Concord.|
|Date:||ca. 460 BC - ca. 440 BC|
16.895 x 38.13 (stylobate); 9.45 x c. 28.00 (cella)
6 x 13; peripteral; pronaos and opisthodomos each distyle in antis. No angle contraction
Constructed in the prosperous period following the Battle of Himera (480 B.C.), the Temple of Hera exhibits a Classic Doric plan. The ramp visible today on the east end of the building is a Roman addition. Traces of burning on the surviving superstructure may be the result of the Carthaginian sack of the city in 406 B.C. Its attribution to Hera is probably erroneous.