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



Philippeion was located inside the Altis, south of the Prytaneion and west of Heraion. This was a vault that was dedicated by Philip II of Macedonia in memory of his victory in Chaeronea, in 338 BC. The circular building was surrounded by a colonnade of eighteen columns of Ionic order while the wall was surrounded by eight semi-columns of Corinthian order. Five chryselephantine statues of the famous sculptor Leochares stood on a semicircular base which depicted Philip's family: his parents, Amyntas and Eurydice, himself, his wife Olympias and their son Alexander.