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



The cenotaph of the local hero, Pelops was located to the south of Heraion, inside the Altis. Pelopion, is a low, enclosed tumulus that served as a temenos (sanctuary) for the hero's worship. The building was built around 1100 BC. and an enclosure of irregular shape was placed in the archaic period. In the 5th century BC. a monumental propylon was built at the southwest side of the enclosure.