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Amphitheater, Acropolis, Athens. Site of ancient Olympic games

Amphitheater, Acropolis, Athens. Site of ancient Olympic games

Ancient Olympic Games

Ancient Olympic Games

History of Olympic games

History of Olympic games

The site of Olympia, in a valley in the Peloponnesus, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. The Altis – the sanctuary to the gods – has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C.

The site of Olympia, in a valley in the Peloponnesus, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. The Altis – the sanctuary to the gods – has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C.

Ancient Olympia - The Olympic Flame

Ancient Olympia - The Olympic Flame

Ancient Olympia- First settled in 3000 BC. The site of the ancient Olympic Games, celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in western Peloponnesus, through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a town, but a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia was a national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theaters, statues.. a true marvel.

Ancient Olympia- First settled in 3000 BC. The site of the ancient Olympic Games, celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in western Peloponnesus, through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a town, but a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia was a national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theaters, statues.. a true marvel.

hee! - Lost History of the Ancient Olympic Games

hee! - Lost History of the Ancient Olympic Games


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