OLYMPIA Sanctuary of Zeus - 2007
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Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut
Olympia. Geophysical prospection aimed at locating the hippodrome, was undertaken as part of a 5-year research programme directed by R. Senff (DAI) and G. Chatzi-Spiliopoulou (Ζ' ΕΠΚΑ). The topographical significance of a building complex found by the Ζ' ΕΠΚΑ S of the entrance to the Olympic Academy in the winter of 2006−2007 and identified with the Sanctuary of Demeter Chamynes is emphasized. Pausanias placed this sanctuary SE of the stadium: built on a height, it was a vantage point from which spectators could watch chariot races. Current prospection thus focuses S and E of the stadium.
Eleufherotypia 07/03/2008, confirmed by R. Senff (DAI).
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