Plan, Olympia, Pelopeion

Context: Olympia
Type: Peribolos Wall
Summary: Peribolos wall and a gate; in the Sanctuary of Zeus (Altis), north of the Temple of Zeus.
Date: ca. 600 BC - 500 BC
Region: Elis
Period: Archaic


Polygonal peribolos wall with a propylon. Doric tetrastyle prostyle gate was approached by a ramp from the southwest, and divided by interior piers and columns into 3 aisles.


Walled sanctuary with trees, statues and an altar to the hero Pelops, at the same general location as the earliest houses and graves (3rd millennium B.C.) at Olympia.

Other Bibliography:

PECS, 647; Mallwitz 1972, 133-137