Saturday, December 19, 2009

6.12.2009 Greece: 2. Temple of Olympian Zeus

After visiting Acropolis we went to the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

The Arch of Hadrian
The Arch of Hadrian is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects - a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Temple of Olympian Zeus
The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός or Naos tou Olimpiou Dios), also known as the Olympieion, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods.

View of the Temple of Olympian Zeus from Acropolis.

View of Acropolis from the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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