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The Philippeion at Olympia, Greece. Artist: Samuel Magal

The Philippeion at Olympia, Greece. Artist: Samuel Magal

2-369-950 - Samuel Magal / Sites & Photos / Heritage-Images

        

The Philippeion at Olympia, Greece. The Philippeion in the Altis of Olympia was an Ionic circular memorial of ivory and gold, which contained statues of Philip II of Macedon's family, Alexander the Great, Olympias, Amyntas III and Eurydice I. It was made by the Athenian sculptor Leochares in celebration of Philip's victory at the battle of Chaeronea (338 BC). Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece, is probably best known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0580024007
  1. 0740000653
  1. 2-369-950
  1. 2369950
  1. R20280413

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5155x3389
File Size : 51183kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Samuel Magal, attributed to: : Photographer, head researcher and archivist of Sites and Photos
People Related
  1. King Philip II: Greek: King
  2. Leochares: Greek: Sculptor
Medium
  1. Photograph
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Greece
  1. 39 00 00 N , 022 00 00 E
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Greece
  4. --------- Peloponnese
  5. ------------ Ilía
  6. --------------- Olympia
  1. 37 38 00 N , 021 39 00 E


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