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View looking north at the south side of the Leonidaion.
Leonidaion was constructed about 350 B.C. by “Leonides son of Leotes, the man from Naxos [an island in the Aegean Sea].” Note the walkways and the column bases.
This, almost square, complex was composed of a series of colonnades and rooms that surrounded a central pool area. It served as a hostel for officials and other elite visitors to the games. Most visitors to the games resided in tents set up in the surrounding countryside.
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