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.

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

Chapter Part The gymnasium provided space for practice and athletic events. It was an open area and could also be used for a school

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

Olympic village: Leonidaion at Olympia, built in 350 BC to accommodate official visitors to the games.

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

Pheidias' workshop stood outside the Altis. It was a large building the same size as the cella of the temple of Zeus.

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

Pheidias' workshop stood outside the Altis. It was a large building the same size as the cella of the temple of Zeus.

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

Remains of the treasuries at Olympia.  Many of the the treasuries built at this sanctuaries were form oversea colonies.  They served as storehouses for gifts to the gods. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-treasuries.html

Remains of the treasuries at Olympia. Many of the the treasuries built at this sanctuaries were form oversea colonies. They served as storehouses for gifts to the gods. Photo:http://www.greek-thesaurus.gr/Ancient-Olympia-treasuries.html

The Philipeion.  Constructed in 338 BC. Photo:http://www.gtp.gr/TDirectoryDetails.asp?ID=14889

The Philipeion. Constructed in 338 BC. Photo:http://www.gtp.gr/TDirectoryDetails.asp?ID=14889

The Philippeion.  This circular building was constructed after Macedonia won the Battle of Chaeronea.  It housed statutes of the various Macedonian royals such as Alexander and Phillip.  Photohttps://www.flickr.com/photos/marcofilzi/7296997568/

The Philippeion. This circular building was constructed after Macedonia won the Battle of Chaeronea. It housed statutes of the various Macedonian royals such as Alexander and Phillip. Photohttps://www.flickr.com/photos/marcofilzi/7296997568/

The gymnasium at Olympia. Photo:https://www.travelblog.org/Photos/6914251

The gymnasium at Olympia. Photo:https://www.travelblog.org/Photos/6914251

Pheidia's Workshop Photo:http://europaenfotos.com/peloponeso/pho_ponne_39.html

Pheidia's Workshop Photo:http://europaenfotos.com/peloponeso/pho_ponne_39.html

The ruins of the palaestra at Olympia.  The Palaestra was a training area used mainly by athletes  for wrestling and boxing.  It was built in the 5th century. Photo:http://www.odysseyadventures.ca/articles/olympia/articleolympia.htm

The ruins of the palaestra at Olympia. The Palaestra was a training area used mainly by athletes for wrestling and boxing. It was built in the 5th century. Photo:http://www.odysseyadventures.ca/articles/olympia/articleolympia.htm

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