|Summary:||Monumental temple, built of ashlar blocks; the largest temple built in the Greek world.|
112.6 x 56.3
Over the foundations and the five-stepped crepidoma, in place of the traditional colonnade there extended a solid wall, strengthened at regular intervals by Doric half columns on the exterior and pilasters on the interior.
Built after the victory of Himera 480 B.C., this temple was part of a grandiose building program undertaken at Akragas. It was unfinished at the time of the Carthaginian destruction in 406 B.C.
Between the half columns, at mid height up against the solid wall, stood colossal statues of Telamons, 7.65 m high, with arms bent at head level as if supporting an architrave. The facades were decorated with sculptural representations of the Gigantomachy and the Fall of Troy.