Friday, 22 April 2016

Archaeological Site of Olympia

This year is year of Olympic Games! The 2016 games will have place in Brazil and the program features 28 sports and a total of 41 disciplines and 306 events. But this post is dedicated to the Ancient Olympic Games, that took place in Olympia.

Olympia - The Olympic Flame
This postcard was sent by Elena

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. - in:

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