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Model of the major buildings on the Olympia grounds around the time they were complete. Construction was in 4 phases over about 1000 years. Center is the religious area with all of the temples and the echo stoa (religious meeting area) at the right of it. Bottom middle is the council house area with a stoa for public meetings. Upper left is the gymnasium. Middle left is the wrestling boxing and jumping practice area with priest housing just below it. Lower left is the officials housing area. Far right is the track. The Hippodrome (chariot race course) would have been just below the track but it has not been excavated as of yet. It was recently located with underground scanning equipment.