Short description of the monuments at ancient Olympia

3D reconstructions:
Some of the most important buildings in ancient Olympia rendered in three-dimensions.

3D reconstruction of the Temple of Zeus in ancient Olympia.

Other games:
Short reference on other famous contests in ancient Greece

In the first person:
Young Ariston shares his experience in the Olympic Games

Olympic victors:
Database of the ancient Olympic victors based on each athletic event and each Olympiad

Specimen sources


Topography of Ancient Olympia



In 150 AD, Herodes Atticus built the Nymphaion in honor of his spouse Regilla. The monument was built in the sanctuary of Altis, in the northeast corner of the Heraion. It consisted of two buildings and served mainly as an aqueduct. A rectangular tank lay in front of the building with a semicircular tank behind it, which was surrounded by a two-storey platform. The platform included eleven niches that accommodated the statues of the family of Antonine, of Herodes and of his spouse. A marble bull with a votive inscription of Regilla stood between the two tanks.