Temple of Hera

Local nameΝαός Ήρας
LocationAncient Olympia, Greece

The Temple of Hera, or Heraion, is an ancient Archaic Greek temple at Olympia, Greece, that was dedicated to Hera, queen of the Greek Gods. It was the oldest temple at Olympia and one of the most venerable in all Greece. It was originally a joint temple of Hera and Zeus, chief of the gods, until a separate temple was built for him. It is at the altar of this temple, which is oriented east-west, that the Olympic flame is lit and carried to all parts of the world. The torch of the Olympic flame is lit in its ruins to this day. The temple was built in approximately 590 BC, but was destroyed by an earthquake in the early 4th century CE.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Hera,_Olympia

Address 27065, Greece

Coordinates 37°38'19.92" N 21°37'47.756" E

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