Myth of Olympia

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Publisher  Prestel
Publication Date   April 21, 2013
ISBN  379135213X
Pages  600

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This exhibition catalog takes readers into the world of ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games were held and dedicated to Zeus. Filled with photographs, drawings, and maps, it explores the natural environment of the holy site and the important political and cultural role it played. Archaeological discoveries from historical and recent excavations give a fascinating picture of this lost sanctuary whose legacy of peaceful competition and athletic excellence lives on.

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