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SEGESTA was one of the main cities of the Elymians who, according to ancient tradition, had Trojan origins. The city reached a considerable importance both in Sicily and in the Mediterranean basin to the point of involving the Carthaginians in the struggle with the rival Selinunte.
In fact in 408 a.C. thanks to the intervention of Carthage, Segesta destroyed Selinunte and lived a period of alternating fortunes in the succession periods. Following the First Punic War it came under the control of Rome which allowed it a new phase of prosperity.
Already famous for its two main monuments, the temple of the Doric order and the theater, Segesta now lives a new season of discoveries due to archaeological research that aims to restore
overall image of the city.