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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Olympic City Screens

Angela Piccini.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 7559 words.

Archaeology and lens-based media have been central to the performance of the Olympic Games since Pierre de Courbertin’s Athens. Film, video, and photography link contemporary sporting...

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Olympia

Nicholas Yalouris and Ann Thomas Wilkins.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Greek and Roman Art. 4923 words.

Site of one of the oldest and most famous ancient Greek sanctuaries. It lies in the western Peloponnese, 18 km inland from the Ionian Sea, at the confluence of the rivers Alpheios and...