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The courtyard and a colonnade of the palaestra at Olympia

A palaestra (sometimes, palestra) was a sports building in Ancient Greece. It was the place where wrestling was taught and practiced. It consisted of a large square or rectangular courtyard. This courtyard was open to the sky. It was surrounded by colonnades. Off these colonnades were dressing rooms, lecture rooms, bath rooms, and rooms for storing equipment.

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