Sélinonte, au sud-ouest de la Sicile, fondée vers - 654-628 par Mégare (?),
détruite en - 409 par les Carthaginois.

- 3 articles de presse récents  (tw AlazardJ) :

. Selinunte: Site of ancient massacre yields the secrets of a lost Greek city,
Like a Greek Pompeii, the city in Sicily remained at least partially intact despite the slaughter of its inhabitants
@davidmkeys, The Independent, 08.11.2015

« The entire city simply ceased  to exist as a major population centre in less than a day – as Carthaginian troops (from what is now modern Tunisia) punctured the defences and butchered 16,000 of the Greek inhabitants and soldiers who had been trying to defend it.
Some 5,000 more men were taken as slaves, as were many thousands of women and children.
Literally from one day to the next, the once bustling city became a ghost town »

« Over the past two years, as well as excavating the city’s industrial zone (80 kilns have been so far identified), the archaeologists have started investigating its important ancient man-made harbour... Evidence from shops and houses near the city’s market place suggests that the harbour attracted ships and goods from all over the classical world »

. Unravelling the mysteries of 'Greek Pompeii': Burnt-out buildings and half-eaten meals reveal clues about the terrifying attack on the ancient city of Selinunte - Daily Mail 09.11.2015

. Archaeologists unearth Greek Pompeii in Sicily
C. Klein,, 10.11.2015
(voir les illustrations de ces deux derniers articles, avec vue aérienne du site + reconstitution)


Sélinonte antique d'après Gustave Fougères,1910 - Commons


 Sélinonte d'après Koldewey 1899

- From 2006, the main urban sanctuary on the Akropolis has been excavated by the NYU Institute of Fine Arts

Selinunte - Temple R - NYU - 2013 report


- Bonn Archeologists discover a huge ancient Greek commercial area on Sicily - 09.11.2011
+ photo :



L'activité industrielle, photo dans l'article The independent


Wikipedia :élinonte


Sélinonte - Artémis et Acteon, Temple E, ca. -450
Musée archéologique de Palerme.
Actéon aurait surpris un jour, au cours d’une chasse, la déesse Artémis prenant son bain. Furieuse, elle le transforme en cerf.
Impuissant, il meurt déchiré par ses propres chiens qui ne le reconnaissent pas et sont rendus fous de rage par la déesse