Expedition Team: Jacque Kelly, Dave Miller

Expedition Date: April 2018

Jacque and I walked about three miles from our hotel past the ancient Olympic Stadium to The Temple of Olympian Zeus or sometimes called the Columns of Olympian Zeus. Construction began on the temple in 600BC and was completed in the 2nd century BC. The temple once had 104 colossal columns.

We walked completely around this open air museum viewing the 16 surviving columns, one lying on the ground (Photo#3). The column’s carved architecture showed intricate Corinthian detail (Photo#4). On the grounds were ruins of former classical houses, water wells (Photo#5) and other small structures. From the Temple you could see the Parthenon on the Acropolis hill about .3 miles away Photo#6).

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