Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Olympia, Greece

Greece-12, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games. In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus


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