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                                                                  PALAESTRA (3rd cent. B.C.)
Olympia palaestra


To the west, close to the banks of the Kladeos River, is the Palaestra where athletes were privileged to exercise and take final training for the Games. Today one can wander in and out of the ruins of those buildings; and can sit where athletes disrobed oiled and washed themselves; and walk where they practiced.


Square building  with inner central court surrounded by colonnade  and enclosed by roofed areas sectioned off into special rooms for undressing, anointing the body with oil , powdering it with dust ("conisterion"), baths etc. It was training area for practice in wrestling, boxing and jumping.

Palaestra model                                                                                                          Palaestra model       




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