Category
3 Dimensional
3D Landscape
Abstract
Aircraft / Planes
Animals
Boats
Buildings & City
Cars
Comics
Computer
Development
Digital art
Drawing & Painting
Fantasy
Female Celebrities
Games
Gothic / Dark Art
Known places
Male Celebrities
Miscellaneous
Motor
Movies
Music
Nature
Space
Sport

Popular tags
View all...

Artists
View all...
Temple Of Olympian Zeus Athens Greece

Temple Of Olympian Zeus Athens Greece (Known places)

Twitter Share
FaceBook Share

Tags: greece (37 pics)

The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός or Naos tou Olimpiou Dios), also known as the Olympieion, is a colossal ruined temple in the centre of the Greek capital Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD some 650 years after the project had begun. During the Roman periods it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.

The temple's glory was shortlived, as it fell into disuse after being pillaged in a barbarian invasion in the 3rd century AD. It was probably never repaired and was reduced to ruins thereafter. In the centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, the temple was extensively quarried for building materials to supply building projects elsewhere in the city. Despite this, substantial remains remain visible today and it continues to be a major tourist attraction.


Navigation

Download

Use this wallpaper

Comments


Users who have seen this wallpaper have also seen:

Pyramid at Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Pyramid at Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Mont Saint-Michel At Dawn, Normandy, France
Mont Saint-Michel At Dawn, Normandy, France
St. Petersburg At Sunset
St. Petersburg At Sunset
Tower Bridge, London, England
Tower Bridge, London, England

Random Known places pictures

Konjic Herzegovina
Konjic Herzegovina
Phra Thinang Vehasjumroon 2
Phra Thinang Vehasjumroon 2
Rila Monastery
Rila Monastery
Schloss Elmau
Schloss Elmau
Crown Goa
Crown Goa





This image is free for personal use on computer screens only. For more info read Privacy Policy

DeleteRequest deletion of this wallpaper
DeleteClaim ownership of this picture
 Sitemap | Contact Us