The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, also known as the Olympieion, was built over several centuries starting in 174 BCE and only finally completed by Roman emperor Hadrian in 131 CE.
Its unusually tall columns and ambitious layout made the temple one of the largest ever built in the ancient world.
A propylon gate in Hymettan marble was placed in the north-west corner of the wall.
In the centre of this rectangle the massive marble Temple of Zeus measured 110.35 x 43.68 m.
The plans were devised by the architects Antistates, Callaeschrus, and Antimachides but work got no further than the limestone base before Peisistratos was deposed and the project was abandoned.
Building work began again in 174 BCE under Antiochos IV Epiphanes, the King of Syria.
Zeus was loved and adored by millions before and still even after his death.It is said to be caused by cancer or something with the lungs.The Vet advised Britt to get the family to spend as much time with Zeus as he'd be lucky to survive the weekend.These were placed in double rows along the length and triple rows at each short side. The columns are capped by highly decorative Corinthian capitals carved from two massive blocks of marble.Within the cella were gigantic chryselephantine (gold and ivory) statues of Zeus and the temple’s main benefactor Hadrian, who was given equal status to the great Greek god.