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Temple оf Olympian Zeus

Temple оf Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus - the largest temple of ancient Greece. Legend has it that the temple was built on the site of the sanctuary of Deucalion - mythical forefather of the Greek people. Its construction was begun in the 6th century BC ruler Pisistratus, and continued until the 2nd century AD. Long pause in construction associated with the overthrow of the tyrant-ruler. The temple was completed only in 124 AD admirer of Greek culture, the Roman emperor Hadrian.
Majestic temple in ancient times decorated large statues of Zeus and Hadrian's gold and ivory. Of the 104 high columns of the temple have survived to the present day 14. They are evidence of ancient Greek culture today is a unique attraction in Athens.
Temple of Zeus is located at the intersection of two avenues - Vasilissis Olgas and Vasilissis Amalias. You can get on many routes of city buses as well as tram number 4. 

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