National Geographic : 1916 Oct
Photograph by A. W. Cutler A DISTANT VIEW OF TIHE OLD GREEK TEMPLE AT SEGESTA, A VERY WILD SECTION OF' SICILY Situated in a desolate spot, surrounded by mountains, this ancient Greek temple is not less imposing from its remarkable isolation than for its striking proportions. It was never completed, but it is one of the best preserved relics of the Greeks in Sicily. The structure is 200 feet long, 85 feet wide, with columns 6 feet in diameter at the base and 29 feet high, including their capitals. The Greeks believed the Egestans were descend ants of the Trojans.