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Ancient Olympia Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, is one of the best-known archeological sites of ancient Greece. Ancient Olympia was a sanctuary associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia is situated in a valley of Ilias, by the foot of Mt. Kronos, in western Peloponnese.
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Ancient Olympia Greece: Ancient Olympic Games

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The Ancient Olympic Games were organised in Ancient Olympia Greece and, therefore, named after their location. It is not quite clear when they began, however, there are records dating 776 BC. They took place every four years for more than a millennium. This four-year cycle was referred to as “Olympiad”, and was used as a date system. Time was not counted in years but in Olympiads.

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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 2, 2013 7:29 AM

This article, mentions that Greece is where Olympic Games were orginated from. These games were created to worship tne Gods and to represent their strengths. These games were first made for a peace treaty but then became a culture event for all greeks to do.

"Olympia Greece." : Ancient Olympic Games. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. <http://olympiagreece.blogspot.fr/2011/06/ancient-olympic-games.html>.

abigail's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:44 AM

the culture of ancient civilizations is still alive today; for the many things that we still do from our past cultures. such as this tradition the olympic games..having this continously like the greeks did can be considered to keep the spirit alive.

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Olympia Insider

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Private guided tours of Ancient Olympia with Elena Put on your comfy shoes and come along on a trip back in time. My studies in archaeology and long experience in tourism will accompany you on a memorable journey to the myths and mysteries of Ancient Olympia. Speaking fluent English, Spanish and Greek, I am an…
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The traveling cinema of Olympia Festival and Camera Zizanio

The traveling cinema of Olympia Festival and Camera Zizanio | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and Camera Zizanio is more than an annual event held every December in Pyrgos.  It’s a continuous film event (with film workshops, screenings, seminars, educational trips etc) throughout the year.

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Ancient Olympia Festival 2014

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Ancient Olympia Festival 2014 Several performances and concerts that stir your interest take place once again this summer at the Festival of Ancient Olympia. "Antigone", Giannis Haroulis concert, S...
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Costa Navarino And The Hellenic Olympic Academy Join Forces On “Olympic Day”

Costa Navarino And The Hellenic Olympic Academy Join Forces On “Olympic Day” | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
The Costa Navarino resort in Messinia, Greece, celebrated his year's "Olympic Day" with a day dedicated to sports and the participation of hundreds of children from the region and around the world and many Olympic athletes.
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Visit the Peloponnese - History (TravelChannel) - YouTube

Visit the Peloponnese and be immersed on a cultural journey through history & mythology with every single step! Explore the fabulous, mythical Peloponnese!
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Ancient Olympia, Where the Games Began

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By John Roberts Ancient Olympia is the home of the original Olympics. We visited the Greek port Katakolon on our Princess Cruises sailing on Regal Princess. A quick ride to the historic grounds of... (A Look at Historic Olympia, Greece.
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The Travel Insiders support TedxKalamata – The Travel Insiders

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Tedx Kalamata Limits

“The Travel Insiders” support the global event of TEDx that is taking place in Kalamata and at the Ancient Theatre of Messini.

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Home

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Free Earth is a collaboration of like-minded dedicated Psychedelic Freedom Fighters determined to bring back the vibe to the outdoor party scene. A new family gathering, with 2 music stages, at an amazing camping river beach location in Greece!
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Εκλογές vs Ημέρα Μουσείων

Εκλογές vs Ημέρα Μουσείων | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

Με μεγάλη μας έκπληξη είδαμε στον Αρχαιολογικό Χώρο της Ολυμπίας, ένα γκρουπ Έλληνες να περιδιαβαίνουν και να ξεναγούνται στις «αρχαίες πέτρες» του Ιερού. Η πρωτοβουλία όπως μάθαμε ανήκει στο ταξιδιωτικό γραφείο «The travel insiders» που εδρεύει στον Πύργο, το οποίο αφιλοκερδώς προσέφερε τη μεταφορά (από τον Πύργο) και την ξενάγηση στους ενδιαφερόμενους. 

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Olympic statue finally unveiled in Vancouver four years later

Olympic statue finally unveiled in Vancouver four years later | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it

The recently unveiled Nike statue stands at the corner of Thurlow and Cordova. A gift from the Ancient City of Olympia, Greece, the 4-metre bronze statue is to commemorate Vancouver’s role as host city of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Olympia Greece: Olympia

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The Archaeological Museum of Olympia houses the most important finds of the excavations, which began in 1875 by the German archaeologists. Some of the highlights are the original marble sculptures of the Zeus temple, ...
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Ancient Olympia Greece

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The Ancient Olympic Games were organised in Ancient Olympia Greece and, therefore, named after their location.
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The Archimedes' Museum

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The Archimedes’ museum in Ancient Olympia The Archimedes’ museum is permanently hosted in a two-storey building in the center of the city of Ancient Olympia. The Archimedes’ Museum is of the most u...
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24th Festival Ilida - programme 2014

24th Festival Ilida - programme 2014 | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
The program of the 24th Festival Ilida   The art of theatre 'meets' once again, for the 24th year, Ancient Elis and the homonymous festival, which has established itself as one of the best in ...
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Greeks Offer Olympic Games Sculpture to City Of Montreal | Canada.GreekReporter.com

Greeks Offer Olympic Games Sculpture to City Of Montreal | Canada.GreekReporter.com | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
An impressive sculpture, symbolizing the Olympic Games around the globe, was placed in Gaia park at the municipality of Town of Mount Royal.
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Greek Mythology - your guide to the gods of ancient Greece

Greek Mythology - your guide to the gods of ancient Greece | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
Godchecker's mythology encyclopedia - your guide to Greek gods, spirits and monsters, featuring many weird and wonderful legends.

Via Konstantinos Floridis
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Sister city group heads for Greece

Sister city group heads for Greece | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
I ran into tourism executive Doug Price at the mayor's state of the city luncheon today at the Broadmoor International Center and tried to make...
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Dreamland : Το promo video του μεγάλου festival μας δίνει τα πρώτα ερεθίσματα | Newlifestyle

Dreamland : Το promo video του μεγάλου festival μας δίνει τα πρώτα ερεθίσματα | Newlifestyle | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
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Save the Olympic Flame - Save the Youth Olympic Games!

Save the Olympic Flame - Save the Youth Olympic Games! | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
There can be no "Youth Olympic Games" without the authentic Olympic Flame, which historically is lighted in Olympia. Join the campaign and make a difference.
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Event: Elis Bicycle Friends – 3rd bicycle Route Ancient Elis-Olympia ...

Event: Elis Bicycle Friends – 3rd bicycle Route Ancient Elis-Olympia ... | Ancient Olympia | Scoop.it
For the 3rd consecutive year the Friends Bike Ilidas organize and invite you to join the trail of Ancient Ilida – Ancient Olympia Cycling together we will unite once again two immense historical and cultural value places.
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olympia

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Olympia History

Olympia is the place where the very first Olympic Games were organized. These Games were held in honour of Zeus, once every four years, as part of a religious festival. 

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