Column bases of the outer Ionic colonnade of the Leonidaion. Ancient Olympia, Peloponnese. Greece. The Leonidaion is a large rectangular hostel for officials built around 330 BC. It was established by a Leonidas, the Naxian and consisted of an Ionic exterior of 138 columns, with a central peristyle court with 44 Doric columns. The Romans added a decorative open air swimming pool in the central court when the building served as a house for Roman officers. Olympia was the site of the ancient Olympic Games and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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