View across the fallen ruins to the Temple of Hera. Ancient Olympia, Peloponnese. Greece. It is dedicated to the Greek goddess Hera a wife of Zeus and dates from around 600 BC. One of the earliest examples of monumental temple constructions in Greece, the structure was built in Doric order, with six columns at each end and 16 along the sides. The columns were originally made of wood and gradually were replaced by stone versions. The famous 330 BC statue of Hermes by the Greek master sculptor Praxiteles was found in 1877 in the cella of the temple. Olympia was the site of the ancient Olympic Games and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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