Inside The Workshop of Phidias, Olympia, Greece, 2017.10.12
Inside The Workshop of Phidias, Olympia, Greece, 2017.10.12.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @24mm f/8, aperture priority.

"Although the number of events at Olympia remained limited, local athletic festivals offered a vast array of competitions in male beauty, dancing in armor, chariot dismounting, torch racing, team events, and more. Epigraphic studies, such as the publication of new victor lists from the Panathenaic Games at Athens and numerous inscriptions recording contests in Hellenistic and Roman times from Alexandria to Aphrodisias, continue to reveal more about games beyond Olympia. The inscriptions reflect the proliferation of prizes, honors, and festivals throughout the Mediterranean. Some new games were modeled on Olympia, but Olympia and the other panhellenic games remained the most revered. Finally historians and inscriptions record gifts of money and buildings and the patronage of Olympia and athletes by such famous figures as Herod, king of Judaea, and Roman emperors including Hadrian."

— Donald G. Kyle, "Winning at Olympia", Archaeology, April 6, 2004