Olympia was the most glorious sanctuary of ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus.
It was the venue for the Olympic Games that took place in the framework of what is now known as “Olympia”. It was the most important celebration during most of the antiquity.
In Olympia, within the magnificent temple of God, was the statue of Zeus, a work of Pheidias, which was known in antiquity as one of the seven wonders of the world. The starting point of the Olympic Games is placed in 776 BC. And was held every four years.
During the Hellenistic period several buildings, mainly secular, such as the Gymnasium and Palaestra, were erected, and in the Roman years the remodeling of the existing ones was made. Thermal houses, luxurious residences and the aqueduct were also built.
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