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Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity by Joy of Museums

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

The Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity has over 400 exhibits, dated from the prehistoric period to the 5th century A.D. The museum traces the historical development of the Olympic Games and the other Panhellenic festivals. The other critical festivals in addition to the Olympic games were the Pythian at Delphi, the Nemean at the sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea and the Isthmian Games at the temple of Poseidon near Corinth

Exhibits of the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

  • Gold rings-seals
  • Figurines of warriors
  • Equipment used by athletes

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

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“Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history. ”
– Pierre de Coubertin

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