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The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναὸς τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου Διός, Naos tou Olympiou Dios), also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.

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Comments (432)

hschwe on May 6, 2014

Great shot, wonderful back light and clouds,varkos!

* Like and Favorite! *

Warm greetings from the Lower Rhine, Helmut

Nicola Morandi on May 13, 2014

Spettacolare tramonto! Tanti Saluti dal Trentino, Nicola M.Like+Fav

neil.gilmour on May 20, 2014

Beautiful composition! YSL and greetings from Philadelphia. Neil

Angel Gonzalez AGON… on May 26, 2014

Bonita captura varkos. Like y fav. Saludos desde Mallorca.

Moni Quayle on July 3

Wonderful shot......Excellent colours..

Like Best wishes moni

Daryl. on August 12

Very nice sky and silhouette! LIKE
Regards, Daryl

supraph2 on August 29

Beautiful photo LIKE Greetings from Switzerland

caryca51 on September 30

Piękny Widok,śliczny poranek ... <423> ... Pozdrawiam serdecznie z Polski.Elka

GerdaM. on November 6

Wonderful capture Níkoç!! Like&Fav!

With friendly greetings ,


roberta renucci on November 10

A truly beautiful release.

Beautiful the composition and the sky are truly spectacular.


Greetings, Roberta



Mojzer László 2 days ago

This picture is very beautiful. Greetings: Laci L+F

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 26, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by varkos
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ150
    • Taken on 2012/02/26 09:12:55
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash