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Shown within Italy, Province of Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Segesta (Ancient Greek: á¼œÎ³ÎµÏƒÏ„Î±, translit. Egesta; Sicilian: SiggÃ©sta) was one of the major cities of the Elymian people, one of the three indigenous peoples of Sicily. Located in the northwestern part of Sicily. The population was mixed Elymian and Ionian Greek, though the Elymians soon Hellenized and took on external characteristics of Greek life. The Doric temple was built sometime in the late 5th century BC. In 415 BC Segesta asked Athens for help against Selinus, leading to a disastrous Athenian expedition in Sicily (415-413 BC). Later they asked Carthage for help, leading to the total destruction of the city of Selinus by the hands of Carthage. Segesta remained an ally of Carthage, it was destroyed in 307 BC, but recovered. In 260 BC it surrendered to the Romans. The city was destroyed by the Vandals. The site was reoccupied by a Muslim community in the Norman period. For more about Sicily vacations visit ItalianTourism.us