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Panathenaic Stadium in Greece

The Panathenaic Stadium, located in Athens, Greece, is one of the most iconic sports venues in history. Known as “Kallimarmaro” or “beautiful marble,” it is renowned for being the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. This historic site is not only a symbol of ancient Greek heritage but also a key landmark in the revival of the modern Olympic Games.

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Historical Background

The origins of the Panathenaic Stadium date back to the 4th century BC. It was initially constructed in 330-329 BC by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos to host the Panathenaic Games, a religious and athletic festival held in honor of the goddess Athena. The original stadium had wooden seating.

In the 2nd century AD, during the Roman period, the stadium was renovated by the benefactor Herodes Atticus, who replaced the wooden seats with marble, giving the stadium its distinctive appearance. This reconstruction significantly increased its capacity and splendor, making it a premier venue for athletic contests.
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