The Archaeological Site of Olympia holds several masterpieces from the Ancient Greek world and was the site of the original Olympic Games. Already in the 10th century BC, Olympia became a center of worship to Zeus. It flourished until AD 426, the year in which the emperor Theodosius II closed all the ancient sanctuaries. Olympia now is mainly remembered for the games that were held here every 4 years. They existed even in prehistoric times, but got their pan-hellenic character in 776 BC. Vic
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