This reconstruction in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia is a precise, scale model of the historical landmark circa the 2nd century AD. Made from a variety of materials, including clay, wood, and metal, it offers a comprehensive view of ancient Greece’s architectural complexities.

Vital structures such as the Gymnasium, Palaestra, the Temples of Zeus and Hera, as well as other buildings, feature prominently. These miniatures capture the distinctive architecture of the period and sit within the accurate topography of Olympia, detailed with the Alpheios river and other landscape features.

Key historical features such as the stadium where the Olympic games were held, the Leonidaion, the Altis, and the columns of the echo stoa have been factored into the design, offering viewers a comprehensive overview of the Olympic complex as it existed during ancient times.

Historically, this model documents the period of ancient Olympia's significance as a religious and athletic center, playing a pivotal role in the cultural and political landscape of the region. Accordingly, the reconstruction offers critical insights into the urban planning and architectural design sensibilities of ancient Greek society.

Based on archaeological data collected from the excavation site in the Peloponnesian Peninsula, the reconstruction has been lauded for its accuracy. It paints a comprehensive picture of the sanctuary's role as a center for social, cultural, and political activities, reflecting the socio-cultural fabric of ancient Greece.

Archaeological Museum of Olympia