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In the archaeological area, which lies close to the shore of Sele, are visible the remains of several buildings, preserved mostly Foundation level. Two stoai (porches) defined from the archaic age Western and southern limit of the worship area, the center of which was the main temple, built at the end of the 6th century. BC on a previous building. To the East of the temple are the altars for sacrifices and libations, while to the North, is a rectangular structure, the so-called thesauros, which at first was given the cycle of carved metopes of the archaic age. Behind the monumental altars are
The area can be visited today represents only a small sector of the old city, whose perimeter (4750 m) is defined by, well preserved, circuit of walls in limestone blocks with 28 towers and four main gates: Porta Aurea, Porta Sirena East, West marine door and brings Justice to the South. The famous temples which made famous as splendid examples Paestum, the ancient Hellenistic architecture, are placed within a tour which tends to illustrate the urban development of the city. The tour can start from the Northern shrine, whose most important monument is the Temple of Athena (the so-called Temple
Adjacent to the Archaeological Park, the Museum was founded in 1952 to expose the metopes and other materials from the excavations of the Heraion, Temple of Hera Argiva built by Greek colonists to foce del Sele. Designed by the architect. M. De Vita, is soon extended to the exposure of the finds unearthed in the excavations of the ancient city and necropolis. In 1999 the Museum was reorganized with a new industry dedicated to stage of the Roman city and a rotating exhibition of materials less relevant. In 2009 was the prehistoric section. The route follows on two floors of the building with se
The Narrator Museum, housed in a farmhouse of the 30 's of the last century, is an exhibition that introduces the visitor to discover one of the most important and evocative of the Magna Greece. The tour, using both traditional instruments, both video-installations, multimedia and interactive virtual reconstructions, grows as the plot of a story that leads the visitor to the discovery of the sanctuary. The reconstruction of the ancient landscape of the foce del Sele is devoted the opening room, showing the changes and palaeoenvironmental provides the natural scenery that was the backdrop to