Jeff's Blog - Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Olympia
There are a lot of touristy photos on the web from Olympia, where the Olympic Games were founded and held every four years from 776 BC to 393 AD. The stadium where races were run still has a stone starting line where everyone takes their selfie. The length of the stadium track defined the distance of a "stadion" (plural stadia). But instead of another "me too" shot, I've chosen to post a photo of a row of the stubs from ancient pillars which outlined a hotel where the wealthy stayed during the Olympic Games. The Roman emperor Hadrian was a big fan of everything Greek, and I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed at this hotel during one of his lengthy trips to Greece.