Birth of the Games

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Birth of the Games

Modern meets ancient in today’s Olympics
A Roman marble copy of the famous Greek sculpture Discobolus, the discus thrower, by Myron. The original dated to 460-450 B.C.
The stadium and track at Nemea is one of four sacred sites for the ancient Games. In the distance is a contemporary Greek Orthodox cemetery.
A grooved marble starting block remains at the ancient stadium site in Olympia, Greece.
Ruins of the Tholos Rotunda, dating to the 4th century B.C., were dedicated to Gaia, Earth goddess at Delphi, where the Pythian Games were contested at the Sanctuary of Apollo.
The Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

Birth of the Games

A Roman marble copy of the famous Greek sculpture Discobolus, the discus thrower, by Myron. The original dated to 460-450 B.C.
The stadium and track at Nemea is one of four sacred sites for the ancient Games. In the distance is a contemporary Greek Orthodox cemetery.
A grooved marble starting block remains at the ancient stadium site in Olympia, Greece.
Ruins of the Tholos Rotunda, dating to the 4th century B.C., were dedicated to Gaia, Earth goddess at Delphi, where the Pythian Games were contested at the Sanctuary of Apollo.
The Temple of Apollo at Delphi.
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