Olympieion: Temple of Olympian Zeus (Athens, Greece)

CG0038.jpg

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Title

Olympieion: Temple of Olympian Zeus (Athens, Greece)

Subject

Olympieion (Athens, Greece)
Temple of Olympian Zeus (Athens, Greece)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Temples, Greek--Greece
Ancient Greek religion
Athens (Greece)
Pisistratus, 605 B.C.?-528 B.C. or 527 B.C.

Description

This photograph depicts the remaining columns and base of a megalithic temple dedicated to Zeus as the King of the Olympians. Located not far from the base of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, construction on this temple began in 520 BCE under the rule of the Pisistratid Tyranny. The massive project, however, would not be completed for another six centuries under the auspices of the Roman Emperor, Hadrian. The temple was mostly destroyed in 267 CE when Germanic invaders demolished cities of the Greek mainland.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

08-June-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
549 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0038

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
520 BCE - 267 CE

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