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Today we explored the town of the Olympia where the original Olympic games started back in the original times in 776 BC. Visiting the Temple of Zeus (one of the seven wonders of the world) and seeing the original shape of the stadium which began to take shape back in 10th-9th BC. The temple was destroyed by the earthquakes of 522 and 551AD.
The sanctuary held priest's houses, baths, hostels, gymnasium, ...
... line in the original Olympic stadium and walked the complete distance of the racing area (no running for me due to my new hip Greece Trip sandals which every chick knows is a fundamental purchase before a trip but should have been broken-in more beforehand). There were also tons of other buildings in ruins throughout the complex. They included training gymnasiums, bathhouses, and special treasuries that would hold ...
... stadium and back I ran 768M Tom ran 386m we saw archaeologists dig for artefacts. We also saw a old temple that was changed to a church Emperor Neo had his holiday house their
It was so hot we had a bet what temperature it was in the car. Mum got it right and it was 38 degrees. Mum bought us slushies to cool us down.
The Ancient Olympic Games finished in 400 AD.
A major religious, cultural, and sporting centre, Olympia (named after Mt. Olympus, the highest mountain in mainland Greece and home of the gods) flourished from the 10th century BC to 426 AD, the year in which the emperor Theodosius II closed all the ancient sanctuaries. The Atlis, the sacred grove at Olympia, was devoted mainly to Zeus. The games, which were held in the area already in prehistoric times, were reorganized in the 8th century BC by Iphitos, king of ...
... before getting ready for dinner. It was nice to just relax as we had both had quite a lot of sun today. It was 31 degrees. We tried the other restaurant, Grand Pacific for dinner tonight. The daily specials were exactly the same as our usual restaurant but their main menu was slightly different. We had a nice meal then came back and watched some more Fringe as the shows on tonight weren't too ...