Angell, Samuel
Sculptured metopes discovered amongst the ruins of the ancient city of Selinus in Sicily by William Harris and Samuel Angell in the year 1823 — London, 1826

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At a distance of about one hundred and fifty-four feet to
the south of the last described, is another hexastyle-peripteral
temple (marked D, Plate I.), with fifteen columns on the sides.
Its plan is very similar to that generally adopted in hexastyle
Doric temples, having the usual pronaos and posticum, with
their columns in antis: behind the cella is a second chamber,
the adytum, or probably an opisthodomus or treasury. This
temple had the metopes of the frizes of the pronaos and posti-
cum sculptured, while those of the peristyle were all plain, a
peculiarity of which, it is believed, this temple affords the only
example. Another remarkable feature in this building, is, that
the steps at the principal front are only half the height, and
consequently double the number of those at the sides, and at
the west end, affording, by this aiTangement, a greater facility of
entrance to the temple.

The antiquities on the western hill, within the walls of the
Acropolis, are in a state of much greater rain than those de-
scribed as situated on the eastern hill; they are much less
known, and, without doubt, have never before been thoroughly
investigated They are generally alluded to as mere heaps of
ruins, in too confused a state to enable an opinion to be hazard-
ed on their original form or purpose. We found them however
of considerable' interest, and we were induced to carry on exca-
vations similar to those we had already made on the opposite
lull. By these means, we succeeded in making out the plans
and architectural details of three temples which have never
heretofore been published.

The principal temple (marked IJ, Plate I.) is apparently the
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