The feast of the Olympian Zeus at Dion was the most venerated event in the religious life of the ancient Macedonians. The festive activities lasted for nine days and, besides sacrifices, theatrical and athletic competitions were also included. In the temple of the Olympian Zeus the statues of the Macedonian kings were on display as well as the stelae which were inscribed with important official texts, such as treaties of alliance, definition of borders, honorary decrees.