The Tomba di Terone in Agrigento is a small Roman tomb dating back to the 1st century B.C. This tomb in the Valley of the Temples is part of a large cemetery outside the city walls of Agrigento called the Giambertoni Necropolis.
Tomba di Terone Agrigento
Address: Via Panoramica dei Templi 92100 – Agrigento (tel. +39 0922621657). Official website: www.parcovalledeitempli.it. Opening hours: From 08.30 to 19.00. Entrance fee: 10 Euro (discount: 5 Euro). Combi-ticket with Archaeological Museum: 13,50 Euro (discount: 7 Euro). From mid-July to mid-August the valley is open in the evenings from 19:00 to 22:00 on weekdays and from 19:00 to 23:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. On the first Sunday of the month, the monument is accessible free of charge.
History and description
To get to the tomb, walk left past the parking lot at the Valle dei Templi, where the agora of the ancient city used to be located. The monument is located after a bend in the road, along the few remaining remains of the Porta Aurea. This gate was the main entrance to the ancient Greek city of Akragas.
The Tomb of Theron consisted of two parts on top of each other, a cubical podium and a small temple with a blind door on each side. At the corners were Doric columns with Ionic capitals.
Terone (Theron, in English) was a dictator who ruled Agrigento from 887 to 872 BC.