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Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

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.

The museum is an archaeological museum with a collection of artifacts from the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus in Olympia where the ancient Olympic Games were born and hosted.

The museum’s collection represents the history of the Olympic Games in terracottas, bronzes, and sculptures that relate to the sporting events and athletic activity of the Olympics.

Exhibited are objects that athletes used in their training and ancient artworks the honored the victors and Greek gods.

Highlights of the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

  • Gold rings-seals
  • Figurines of warriors
  • Equipment used by athletes
  • Minoan and Mycenaean art
  • Bronze and clay geometric figurines of warriors and chariots c
  • Ancient discs and “halterai” which were weights for long jump
  • “Arryballoi” which are small oil vases plus the strigils that were used for scrapping the dust and dirt from the skin

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity – Map

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity – Virtual Views

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity – Virtual Views

Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity – Virtual Views

A Virtual Tour of Greek Museums and Historic Sites

OLYMPIA AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES

The ancient origins of the Olympics

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

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Photo Credit: JOM

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