Temple of Hera at Olympia

The Temple of Hera was built in 590 BC and marks the transition from mud brick to stone temples. This temple represents "typical" Greek temple architecture complete with peristyle (meaning an external colonnade), an altar facing east, and cella. It is interesting to note that the original temple columns were made of wood, but were later replaced with stone.
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The facade of the archaic Temple of Hera,  Ancient Olympia.  This is a digital reconstruction.

The facade of the archaic temple of Hera - Ancient Olympia - Digital Reconstruction

Hermes and the infant Dionysos, known as "The Hermes of Praxiteles" -  ancient Greek sculpture discovered in 1877 at Temple of Hera at Olympia. at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Hermes and the infant Dionysos, known as "The Hermes of Praxiteles" - ancient Greek sculpture discovered in 1877 at Temple of Hera at Olympia. at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Temple of Hera, Olympia, Greece.

Olympia: Site of Ancient Olympics

This ancient Greek sanctuary had the first stadium ever constructed, and housed a giant statue of Zeus — one of the ancient Wonders of the World.

Temple of Hera at Olympia.

A few of the Temple of Hera's 22 columns in Ancient Olympia

A sculpture head of Hera.  Photo:http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/5899/Head-of-Hera-sculpture-from-the-votive-group-in-the

Hera: Hera, in Greek religion, a daughter of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, sister-wife of Zeus, and queen of the Olympian gods.

Ancient Olympia  - The Temple of Hera

Olympia was important site of the most famous games in history, Olympic games.

Temple of Hera, Olympia, Greece.

Temple of Hera at Olympia. The first Doric Temple Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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