Excavations revealed Ancient Gymnasium

Excavations revealed Ancient Gymnasium

Category: News

Posted by Greeka on 16 Jul 2014

Views: 1802

An important monument was recently excavated in Ancient Olympia, the Gymnasium, that was the training place of athletes who would take part in the Olympic Games. The Gymnasium had the length of an ancient stadium (185.15m) and was excavated by the local Ephorate of Antiquities.

The discovery of this important monument in all its size is a valuable source to understand what was happening in the ancient Olympic Games. Apart from the Gymnasium, part of the Eastern Gallery was also excavated. Antiquities that were discovered include a well hole, two kilns, a part of floor made with ceramic stones and traces of walls from the Roman and the post-Roman periods.

Excavations will continue in order to unearth remains of residences and workshops that date from the 3rd and the 4th century AD. The Western Gallery of the Gymnasium is not survived, as it has probably been drifted by Kladeos River. The Gymnasium of Ancient Olympia has been constructed on a flat landscape at the banks of Kladeos River and was used for the training of the athletes. The building that was discovered dates from the 2nd century BC.

Share it!  

View more news and events in Olympia

Rate and Comment
Do you like our website? Make it better with your rate and comment! with your email, Facebook or Twitter account!
no avatar
Rate it!:
Thanks for your rating!
The Community
Our Services
Car rentalFerriesHotelsToursIsland hopping packagesCustomized holiday

Other social networks


Be the first to get news and special offers!