photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Chris K. | profile | all galleries >> Olympia ( Ολυμπία) tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Olympia ( Ολυμπία)

Olympia a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD ( after exactly 1170 years ) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism. The first olympic games were in Olympia in honor of Zeus.
previous pagepages 1 2 ALL next page
_MG_9681_1296.jpg
_MG_9681_1296.jpg
_MG_9679_1295.jpg
_MG_9679_1295.jpg
_MG_9674_1292.jpg
_MG_9674_1292.jpg
_MG_9673_1291.jpg
_MG_9673_1291.jpg
_MG_9672_1290.jpg
_MG_9672_1290.jpg
_MG_9668_1286.jpg
_MG_9668_1286.jpg
_MG_9667_1285.jpg
_MG_9667_1285.jpg
_MG_9666_1284.jpg
_MG_9666_1284.jpg
_MG_9665_1283.jpg
_MG_9665_1283.jpg
_MG_9664_1282.jpg
_MG_9664_1282.jpg
_MG_9660_1278.jpg
_MG_9660_1278.jpg
_MG_9656_1274.jpg
_MG_9656_1274.jpg
previous pagepages 1 2 ALL next page