Plan, Olympia, Altar of Zeus

Context: Olympia
Type: Altar
Summary: Altar of ash in the Sanctuary of Zeus (Altis), east of the Pelopeion, west of the Metroon.
Region: Elis


Rectangular area with ash pile.


Although some reconstructions show the Altar of Zeus as having a raised, rectangular platform, no trace of it remains and it probably had no built structure, but was simply an enormous raised mound of ashes from sacrifices.

Other Bibliography:

Mallwitz 1972, 82-85; PECS, 647