pa260191 The site of Olympia has been used since the 3rd millenary BC. The sanctuary, dedicated to Zeus, dates back from ca. 1000 BC. Buildings are from the archaic (7th...
The site of Olympia has been used since the 3rd millenary BC. The sanctuary, dedicated to Zeus, dates back from ca. 1000 BC. Buildings are from the archaic (7th…
pa260249 The statue of Hermes (340-330 BC), by sculptor Praxilates. Hermes, messenger of the gods, is charged by Zeus to take infant Dyonisos to the Nymphs who were...
The statue of Hermes (340-330 BC), by sculptor Praxilates. Hermes, messenger of the gods, is charged by Zeus to take infant Dyonisos to the Nymphs who were…
pa260224 Back: entrance to the Stadion. Left: bases of Zanes (plural of Zeus), 4th-1st century BC. Statues of Zeus were erected there thanks to the fine gathered from...
Back: entrance to the Stadion. Left: bases of Zanes (plural of Zeus), 4th-1st century BC. Statues of Zeus were erected there thanks to the fine gathered from…
pa260198 Entrance of the Stadion.
Entrance of the Stadion.
pa260197 Stadion, 5th century BC, 192x29m, capacity 45000. The start and finish lines are still visible.
Stadion, 5th century BC, 192x29m, capacity 45000. The start and finish lines are still visible.
pa260194 Hera's altar: the Olympic flame is lit here.
Hera's altar: the Olympic flame is lit here.
pa260203 Temple of Zeus, 470-457 BC, model for Doric temples. It used to hold the statue of Zeus made of gold and ivory, one of the 7 wonder of the world. Destroyed by...
Temple of Zeus, 470-457 BC, model for Doric temples. It used to hold the statue of Zeus made of gold and ivory, one of the 7 wonder of the world. Destroyed by…
pa260241 West pediment of the temple of Zeus: battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs. The centaurs were invited to the king of the Lapiths' weddng but became drunk and...
West pediment of the temple of Zeus: battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs. The centaurs were invited to the king of the Lapiths' weddng but became drunk and…
pa260244 East pediment of the temple of Zeus: the chariot race of Pelops and Oinamaos. In this fundamental myth of Olympia, Oinamaos, king of Pisa, was prophetically...
East pediment of the temple of Zeus: the chariot race of Pelops and Oinamaos. In this fundamental myth of Olympia, Oinamaos, king of Pisa, was prophetically…
pa260238 Statue of Nike, an offering to Zeus after the victory of the Messenians and Naupactians against the Spartans in 421 BC. Stood at a corner of the temple of Zeus.
Statue of Nike, an offering to Zeus after the victory of the Messenians and Naupactians against the Spartans in 421 BC. Stood at a corner of the temple of Zeus.
pa260217 Workshop of Phideias, 5th century BC, converted to a Christian basilica in the 5th century AD. Here the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, along with many others,...
Workshop of Phideias, 5th century BC, converted to a Christian basilica in the 5th century AD. Here the gold and ivory statue of Zeus, along with many others,…
pa260246 Pheidias' personal cup.
Pheidias' personal cup.
pa260247 Clay moulds for making garment folds, found in Pheidias' workshop, used to make the statue of Zeus.
Clay moulds for making garment folds, found in Pheidias' workshop, used to make the statue of Zeus.
pa260189 Philippeion, 4th century BC, built by Philip II of Macedonia, finished by Alexander the Great.
Philippeion, 4th century BC, built by Philip II of Macedonia, finished by Alexander the Great.
pa260208 Leonidaion, end of 4th century BC, built to accommodate the officials.
Leonidaion, end of 4th century BC, built to accommodate the officials.
pa260185 The gymnasion (2nd century BC), which was used as a training facility for foot race, discus and javelin throwiing
The gymnasion (2nd century BC), which was used as a training facility for foot race, discus and javelin throwiing
pa260221 The palaestra, part of the gymnasium, early 2nd century BC.
The palaestra, part of the gymnasium, early 2nd century BC.
pa260228 Nymphaion, 2nd century BC. Monumental fountain/aqueduct built by Herodes Atticus. It solved water supplies problems encountered during the games. Statues were...
Nymphaion, 2nd century BC. Monumental fountain/aqueduct built by Herodes Atticus. It solved water supplies problems encountered during the games. Statues were…
pa260258 Marble Corinthian pilaster, 2nd century BC, from the Nymphaion.
Marble Corinthian pilaster, 2nd century BC, from the Nymphaion.
pa260251 Statues from the Nymphaion. The bull statue was given by Herodes Atticus' wife.
Statues from the Nymphaion. The bull statue was given by Herodes Atticus' wife.

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