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Tempio di Giove Olimpico

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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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Would have been one of the largest built

The Temple was never completed. Had it been it would have been one of largest built. Columns were curved on the oytside but flat on the inside-a newer technique.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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New Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Temple was never completed. Had it been it would have been one of largest built. Columns were curved on the oytside but flat on the inside-a newer technique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The size of this site is amazing, you really do need to see it to appreciate the amount of time, toil and lives it must have taken to erect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

You will simplex get blown away by the size of the temple and its columns and karyatids. Just imagine the man power they needed to complete this one

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Valhalla, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Unlike the Temples of Concord, Juno and Hercules this temple to Zeus/Jupiter is in ruins. As you walk thru the area you can get an idea of how enormous the Temple must have been when it was standing.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tempio di Giove Olimpico/Temple of Olympian Zeus, this is one of the few temples on the site which scholars are confident as to who it was dedicated. Built in 480BC to commemorate the victory over Carthage at the battle of Himera. The temple rather than columns forming a colonnade, had walls with seven half columns front and back and fourteen... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Temple of Olympian Zeus is in ruins, true, but the size of the parts of the columns alone is awe-inspiring. The reassembled 8-meter tall figure of the caryatid suggests the structure was huge. Judging by the reconstruction models with the Atlas figures positioned between the columns, from the bottom step to the top of the portico the temple was probably... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The scale of this temple is impressive (it was one of the largest in the Greek world) but it is in ruins so is a lot less interesting to visit than the Temple of Concordia or the other temples on site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The temple has a very large footprint, but nothing remains standing. The huge statues that once must have been holding up the ceiling of the temple are impressive and give an indication of the size the temple must have had.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

You can only imagine the power and magnificence of the huge Temple of Zeus, the largest temple of the Olympian field. Only the ruins are left now, but there is one very interesting site called "Telamoni", the remains of the statue of the giant atlas... Of course, it was re-assembled, but the sheer size of it tells you the story... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

This temple of Zeus was the biggest of all, but the nice big ocher stones are broken and on the ground, like a Gygant; I make many pictures of this temple

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