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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Acropolis and Temple of Jupiter Olympus [Olympieion, Athens] 31 May 1862

RCIN 2701017

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The columns in the foreground are part of the remains of the Olympieion, also known as the Temple of Olympic Zeus. This vast temple was dedicated to Zeus, King of the Gods. During the Roman period, it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece. The Acropolis, with the ruins of the Parthenon, can be seen beyond. Acquired by the Prince of Wales, 1862