Ancient Olympia topographic map
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Name: Ancient Olympia topographic map, elevation, terrain.
Average elevation: 99 m
Minimum elevation: 4 m
Maximum elevation: 410 m
Another location that has a special interest to both ancients and moderns is the stadium. It is basically a field with start and end lines marked off by transverse curbing. The athletes entered under an archway of a vaulted corridor at the start. Spectators sat mainly on the field's sloping flanks. The length of this field became the standard stadion, an ancient Greek unit of distance, which appears in all the geographers. The stadium has been resurrected for Olympic use with no intentional alteration of the ancient topography. Transient stands are easily thrown up and removed.
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