Temple of Juno – Agrigento

Restoration of calcarenite elements

The Temple of Hera Lacinia known as the Temple of Juno is a Greek temple of the ancient city of Akragas, located in the archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Built on a rocky outcrop that has been partly artificially regularized, it is a Doric temple from about 450 B.C. Most of the colonnade and cella are preserved, thanks to anastylosis works. The building bears signs of a fire from 406 BC. , following which the clay tiles were replaced with marble slabs in Roman times.

The restoration work, preceded by an extensive diagnostic campaign, was mainly intended to counteract the degradation of the calcarenite while retaining, as much as possible of the previous restoration treatments, judged by U. Baldini, in his volume on the Theory of Restoration, as a very interesting testimony to the history of Restoration.

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