Other Buildings at the Sanctuary

There were many other buildings that were apart of the sanctuary at Olympia. Some of the buildings included the: palaestra (the boxing area), prytaneion (administrative building), philippeion (built by Macedonian royals and hosted statues of the royals), leonidaion ("hotel"), gymnasium (training area for athletes), and Pheidias' Workshop (Pheidias' sculpted the statue of Zeus that sat in the Temple of Zeus).
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Remains of the Palestra at Olympia. The arena was the wrestling school in ancient Greece. It consisted of a rectangular building built around a patio with adjoining rooms.

Palaestra - Ancient Olympia

Remains of the Palestra at Olympia. The arena was the wrestling school in ancient Greece. It consisted of a rectangular building built around a patio with adjoining rooms.

Gymnasium & Palaestra, Ancient Olympia, Greece

Gymnasium & Palaestra, Ancient Olympia, Greece

Leonidaion at Olympia. It was built in the 4th century  to accommodate official visitors to the games, serving almost as a "hotel."

Leonidaion at Olympia. It was built in the 4th century to accommodate official visitors to the games, serving almost as a "hotel."

Phidias' workshop.  He was a famous sculptor in ancient Greece and was the creator of the statue of Zeus that sat in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Pheidias-lab.html

Phidias' workshop. He was a famous sculptor in ancient Greece and was the creator of the statue of Zeus that sat in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Pheidias-lab.html

The remains of the Pheidia's workshop at Olympia. This is where Pheidia's constructed the statue of Zeus that was housed in the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Pheidias-lab.html

The remains of the Pheidia's workshop at Olympia. This is where Pheidia's constructed the statue of Zeus that was housed in the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Pheidias-lab.html

The Palaestra at Olympia. It was used in ancient times to practice wrestling and boxing.

The Palaestra at Olympia. It was used in ancient times to practice wrestling and boxing.

The Pelopian was an "important cult site of the hero Pelops". Photo and info:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Pelopion.html

The Pelopian was an "important cult site of the hero Pelops". Photo and info:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Pelopion.html

Ruins of the treasuries at Olympia.  The treasures at this sanctuary were built mainly by overseas colonies. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-treasuries.html

Ruins of the treasuries at Olympia. The treasures at this sanctuary were built mainly by overseas colonies. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-treasuries.html

The gymnasium at Olympia. It was used by athletes to exercise and prepare for the Olympic games. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Gymnasion.html

The gymnasium at Olympia. It was used by athletes to exercise and prepare for the Olympic games. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Gymnasion.html

The Prytaneion.  This was building was constructed in the 5ht century, and served mainly as an administrative building. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Prytaneion.html

The Prytaneion. This was building was constructed in the 5ht century, and served mainly as an administrative building. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-Prytaneion.html


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