Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Dating back to the sixth century BC, the Temple of Olympian Zeus was – as its name suggests – an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus, the chief deity in Ancient Greek mythology. The temple took over six-hundred years to build, and was only completed in the second century AD. For a time, it was the largest temple in Greece, and it also contained one of the world’s biggest cult statues. Unfortunately, after being pillaged in 267 AD, the site was quarried for its materials, so much of the original structure has been lost to other buildings around Athens. Nevertheless, the imposing columns that do remain are still an impressive site, and it’s worth visiting this open-air museum for its archeological importance. Image by TravelCoffeeBook from Pixabay
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