The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a colossal ruined temple in the center of Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, the Father of the Olympian gods and of all men. Its construction began in the 6th century BC but it was completed 638 years later! It was planned to be the greatest temple in the ancient word built on a platform of 41x108m with a total of 104 columns that would stand 17m high and 2m in diameter! At its short-lived glory it housed a huge gold and ivory statue of Zeus BUT ... An interesting story - good to know - but I'm afraid this blog is not the best place for detailed information.
CCC_9487-2 [The Temple of Olympian Zeus]
Photographed from the Acropolis on September 17, 2012