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Olympia, HEPTAECHOS....

HEPTAECHOS, (middle of the 4th century B.C.)


Famous building for its acoustics, where the sound was repeated seven times (hepta=seven). It consistet of an outer Doric colonnade. It was also known as "Poikile" (painted portico) because of its interior fresco decoration. In front of the portico was erected the monument of Ptolemy II Philadelphos and of Arsinoe (284-246 B.C.). Their gild statues once crowned the two ionic columns of 8,50 m. hight.

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