Stadium Entrance, Olympia
The Krypte, which was the official entrance to the stadium of Olympia (200 BCE).
Stadium of Olympia
The stadium of Olympia (present form: 5th century BCE) with the starting line. The capacity at its maximum was 45,000...
Starting Blocks, Olympia
The starting line of the stadium in Olympia (4th century BCE). Athletes had to place their toes in the front grooves...
Statue of Zeus at Olympia on a Coin of Hadrian
A coin from the reign of Hadrian depicting the staute of Zeus at Olympia, on of the Seven Wonders of the World. 117-138...
Statue of Zeus, Olympia
An 19th century CE illustration of what the 5th century BCE statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the...
A jumping weight carried by athletes in each hand in the long jump event to gain distance (date unknown). Olympia Archaeological...
Temple of Hera, Olympia
Remains of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece.
The ancient origins of the Olympics - Armand D'Angour
Interested in the Ancient Olympic Games and the mythology behind them? A TED-Ed lesson including a short video on the origins...
The Athenian Calendar
The term “Athenian Calendar” (also called the “Attic Calendar”) has become somewhat of a misnomer...
The Greek Long Jump
The long jump was the only type of jumping contest in the ancient Olympics. It differed vitally from our long jump...