stadium

What you see is the restored stadium, rebuilt for the 1896 modern revival of the Olympics. Nothing much remains of the ancient building.

The first stadium here was likely built in 330 BC and then rebuilt by Herodes Atticus in 144 AD

In ancient times a bridge was built to span the Ilissos River to join the stadium to the main part of Athens. This bridge was torn down in 1778.

 

stadium
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