Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

Our history is fraught with many secrets and mysteries, many of which have not been solved. One of these historical mysteries managed to unravel the British writer named Paul Cooper. When he first saw a photograph of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, taken in 1858, he turned his attention to a strange object on a column. This building did not fit into the big picture at all, and he thought it was a photomontage, but then Paul decided to find out the truth.

This is Paul Cooper, who conducted an investigation into a strange historical photograph.
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
And here is the picture itself, which was taken in 1858. On it is the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
Paul's attention was attracted by this unusual protruding detail that did not fit into the architecture of the ruins at all.
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
On projects where the original appearance of the building was recreated, this elevation was not
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
The answer seemed to be found when Paul found an exact copy of the original image without an unintelligible add-in.
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
Everything in this picture was absolutely the same: the perspective and the people, but there was not that mysterious detail. Paul decided that his historical investigation would end there: everything is clear, someone edited the picture, sticking an incomprehensible elevation to make the ruins look taller and more impressive. But it was not there.

Investigation again stalled when Paul saw the picture of Johann Michael Whitmer
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
There was this add-in too!
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
And then I saw her in a photograph from 1862
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
This meant only one thing: the first photo was original. It is from the second that someone deleted this strange object. So, it is necessary to find out its purpose and origin. And Paul did it.

There are people who were called Stylites, because they choose for themselves a special feat - life on the "pillar"
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
Pillars called people who chose to live in continuous prayer on a tower or a high open area.

Apparently, at some point after the destruction of the temple, the hermit monks built a stone house on its columns.
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
Paul found articles that monks lived in this hut, getting food and water on the ropes, but there is little information.He refers to the article by Alexander Wilburn "Glory of the Former Greece", written in 1922.

After Greece gained its independence in the 19th century, the Christian building disappeared
Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens
This is logical: Greece gained independence and decided to return the buildings to its authentic appearance, well, what kind of hut for Christian monks could be at the temple of Zeus? But there is practically no information about this building, it remains only to speculate about who exactly built it and who exactly lived in it, as well as who and when destroyed it.

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    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

    Briton unraveled the mystery of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens

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