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The temple is located about 500 m (1640 feet) south-east of the Acropolis, and about 700 m (2,300 feet) south of the center of Athens, Syntagma Square. Its foundations were laid on the site of an ancient outdoor sanctuary dedicated to Zeus. An earlier temple had stood there, constructed by the tyrant Pisistratus around 550 BC. The building was demolished after the death of Peisistratos and the construction of a colossal new Temple of Olympian Zeus was begun around 520 BC by his sons, Hippias and Hipparchos. They sought to surpass two famous contemporary temples, the Heraion of Samos and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Designed by the architects Antistates, Callaeschrus, Antimachides and Porinus, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was intended to be built of local limestone in the Doric style on a colossal platform measuring 41 m (134.5 feet) by 108 m (353.5 feet). It was to be flanked by a double colonnade of eight columns across the front and back and twenty-one on the flanks, surrounding the cella.

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Comments (452)

jonas12611 on February 11, 2016

Thank You for visit.
Like #447 for really great landscape photo.
Best regards. Jonas.

jockswa on February 26, 2016

Very nice Nikos. Lk it. Regards, Jock.

Janulka on February 29, 2016

Pre mňa veľmi pekné!!!

YSL - 91/449

s pozdravom,Jani


zhsv on March 19, 2016

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• • •Lovely sky. * *LIKE, all the best from Minsk !!!!! zhsv

Yunus Yavuz on March 19, 2016

Wonderful place, well taken. LIKE + FAV Greetings from Turkey. Yunus

Waldemar Kołba on April 6, 2016

Piękne zdjęcie oraz lokalizacja YSL-93/452 pozdrawiam serdecznie Waldemar

TEODOR VIOREL CIOBOT… on April 14, 2016

94/453,EXCELLENT,friendly greetings,TEDDY

Daryl. on May 4

Great capture! Well composed! LIKE
Regards, Daryl

Karl Eggenmüller on May 27

Γειά σου αγαπητέ φίλε Nikolas,


YSL 95/455

Τις καλύτερες ευχές από τη Γερμανία,


IFL BO on June 9

Wonderful shot! YSL! Best wishes, Barbara

jades1111 on July 15

Nikos, ein Klasse Bild LF, viele Grüße Jürgen

Kamalakar Anthati on July 26

Beautiful View,Excellent shot,
Greetings From India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 27, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Νίκος Γεωργακόπουλος
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ150
    • Taken on 2012/02/26 08:53:34
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash