A depiction of a chariot with charioteer on an attic black-figure kylix (510-500 BCE). Olympia Archaeological Museum...
Greek Foot Race
Attic black-figure column crater depicting a foot race (510-500 BCE). Olympia Archaeological Museum.
A bronze statue of a pankratiast (2nd century BCE). The leather thongs wrapped around the fist, worn by later exponents...
A bronze sheet griffin, perhaps once covering a wooden metope (630-620 BCE), Olympia, Olympia Archaeological Museum...
Gymnasion of Olympia
The Gymnasion was built in the second century BCE and was used as a training ground for the javelin, discus and running athletes...
Heraion of Olympia
The Archaic temple of Hera in Olympia (7th century BCE).
Hercules & The Cretan Bull
Metope from the west side of the Temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Hercules tames the Cretan Bull. (470-460 BCE) Olympia Archaeological...
Hercules and Atlas
Metope from the east side of the temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Hercules holds the Earth on his shoulders with the aid...
The Hermes of Praxiteles, from the temple of Hera, Olympia (340-330 BCE). The infant is Dionysos. Olympia Archaeological...
Map of Classical Greek Sanctuaries
Map of the main religious sanctuaries of classical Greece. The following gods' sanctuaries are marked in colour: Aphrodite...