Olympia Older/Younger Sitz-Bath, Greek Bath

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    • Day 12

      Olympia, the rest

      November 9, 2021 in Greece ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

      In a place as large, important and active as this, I'm sure you can recognize that there will be more than religious and athletic activity and facilities present. To start with, the UNESCO listed historic site is more than 260 acres.
      For example, there were baths as in the 1st picture. The 2nd picture is also part of a bath complex. (You knew I had to get a mosaic in here somewhere.)
      The 3rd picture is of a building referred to as the octagon. This is where Nero stayed when he competed in the games.
      The 4th picture is the Leonidaion, I think. The Leonidaion is where dignitaries we're entertained while visiting.
      The long narrow building in the 5th picture is the workshop of Pheidias, the sculptor of the famous statue of Zeus in the temple here, among many more.
      The last picture is the only circular building in Olympia. It is the Phillipeion, started by Phillip and finished by his son Alexander the Great.
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