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


Nero's villa

In 67 BC, the Roman emperor Nero had a peristyle yard built to be used as a residence for himself and his attendants during the Games. The villa was built at the eastern side of Olympia, outside the enclosure of Altis, at the eastern side of the Stoa of Hestia.