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Temple of Hera at Olympia

Date

600 BC

Material

Mud brick walls and originally had wooden columns (stone columns later added b donor cities).

Stone foundations.

Superstructure of wood.

Wooden colonnade.

Terracotta tiles and acroterion.

Limestone platform.

Plan

16x6.

Distyle in antis.

Cuboid raised on a stylobate.

Surrounded symmetrically by peristyle.

Spur walls.

Pronaos and opisthodomos.

Elevation

Doric.

Plain capital.

No base on column.

Evidence suggests there were once metopes and trigylphs.

2 stepped stereobate.

Decoration

Only the painted terracotta acroterion survives.

Unusual Features

Unusual setup of columns inside cella.

Spur walls for further roof support.

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