Segesta was one of the main cities of the Elymians. Its ancient name was Acesta or Egesta. The city played an important role in the Mediterranean Sea. Segesta is well known for its two main monuments: the Doric temple and the theatre. The Doric temple and the sanctuary are both placed outside the stone walls next to the ancient routes running into the city. A hellenic necropolis was found outside the walls, too. The temple, isolated in the middle of the hills, is striking for its amazing beauty. It is one of the best preserved Greek temples in Sicily. The temple has six by fourteen columns on a base measuring 21 by 56 meters, on a platform three steps high. The temple was never finished. It has no cella, ornamentation and altar. It was never roofed over.