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Who Lived on Top of the Temple of Olympian Zeus Pillars?

When I first saw this photo I thought that it had to be a fake. What we are looking at are the columns of the ruined Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ruler of the gods in Greek mythology, in Athens, Greece.

The photo was taken back in 1858 and what makes it particularly strange is that there is something perched on top of the temple pillars. It is like a strange little brick-built house, yet on other seemingly identical photos of a similar age, and just about all the photos that came after, this building is not present.


Is this some kind of strange Photoshop or was somebody once living on top of the ancient Greek columns? Watch this video to find out all about the history of this small building, who lived there and why it was removed. 


All images are taken from Google Images for educational purposes only.

Matt
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