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View looking south at the northwestern corner of the massive complex called the Leonidaion. It was constructed about 350 B.C. by “Leonides son of Leotes, the man from
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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