About Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympeion is one of the biggest – if not actually the biggest – ancient temples in Greece.
Vast and impressive, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was begun by Peisistratus the Young in the sixth century BC but various events and circumstances meant it took hundreds of years to construct. It was the Roman emperor Hadrian who finally completed it in around 132AD.
The archaeological site of the Temple of Olympian Zeus contains not just the ancient temple but also other ruins. Amongst these are some other ancient temples, the remains of a defensive wall, some Roman baths and even homes.
The Acropolis is one of the most recognisable historic sites in the world and remains an inspirational monument to the achievements of Ancient Greek civilisation.
The Parthenon is probably the most famous surviving site from Ancient Greece and is a monument to Classical Greek civilisation.
Athens National Archaeological Museum is one of the most prominent of its kind in the world and has over 20,000 pieces.
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