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December 11, 2007

Philippeion

The Philippeion in the Altis of Olympia was an Ionic circular memorial of ivory and gold,which contained statues of Philip's family,Alexander the Great,Olympias,Amyntas III and Eurydice II It was made by athenian sculptor Leochares in celebration of Philip's victory at Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC)


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The Philippeion at Olympia, Greece
The Philippeion at Olympia, Greece
Detailed view of the Philippeion, showing the construction of the crepidoma
Detailed view of the Philippeion, showing the construction of the crepidoma
The Philippeion after it had undergone a recent reconstruction
The Philippeion after it had undergone a recent reconstruction

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