Temple of Victory

Termini Imerese, Italy

The Greek Temple of Victory (Greek Nikē) was located in the ancient city of Himera, today in the archaeological area of Termini Imerese.

The temple dates to the fifth century BC and has been identified with the temple built by the Carthaginians at the command of the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse, who commanded the Greek coalition which defeated them at the Battle of Himera in 480 BC.

Probably dedicated to Athena, the building was burnt and destroyed, most likely in 409 BC when the Carthaginians captured the city of Himera.

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Founded: 5th century BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Mario Lavezzi (2 years ago)
Visit Himera ruins and Antiquarium. You will not regret.
Moss Green (2 years ago)
A real gem, interesting history of the two battles of hikers, came across it by accidents but well worth the trip there. Can only buy tickets from the museum at the bottom where the temple remains are and small museum. Up top is another museum.
Katarzyna Wòjcik (2 years ago)
Not to big, but very interesting
Raffaele Santagati (5 years ago)
Great archaeological museum. The ticket is only 4 euros. The visit starts with a video explaining the history of Himera and the temple of victory. Ask for guidance in English if you can't speak Italian. It is available. There are also toilets close to the main structure outside. The Museum was obtained renovating an old sugar factory that was built over the Greek city of Himera in The 19th century.
E M (5 years ago)
Bel museo A bit off the beaten track. Family restaurant across the road.
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