From Olympia, south of the Heraion First half of the 8th c. BCE Olympia, Archaeological Museum, Br 9694 On display in the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games in Antiquity. Ancient Olympia, Greece
The Olympic Games began in 776 BC. They inspired the decoration on this wine jug some 200 years later. Training athletes and scenes from the Olympics were often used as decoration. Phintias, Wine cooler (psykter) depicting pentathletes. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Entrance to the Olympic Stadium
Ancient Olympia in Greece: The birthplace of the Olympic Games