Ancient Olympia Greece PeloponneseOlympia ( Greece Peloponnese ), is a sanctuary in Ilia, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history which they were held every four years, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Some of the most important buildings are the Roman Propylo, the Prytaneion, the Philippeum, the Heraion where the Hermes of Praxiteles was found, the Pelopeio, the Nymphaeum, the Mytroo and the Stoa of Ekho. The stadium could accommodate 40,000 spectators with 600 steps of Hercules for perimeter, located beside the majestic temple of Zeus, the greatest monuments in wealth, size and symbolic value. Here was the gold and ivory statue of Zeus depicting him seated on his throne. After the temple, the buildings following are Bouleuterion, South Stoa, Leonidaion hosted the official guests of the Games, the Palestra of the 3rd BC century and the High School which was the place of preparation of athletes.
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