Ancient Greek Olympia Magnet

[Code : EA_MN132] Ancient Greek Olympia Magnet

Price $4.95
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This magnet is made of casting stone. Sizes are approximate and may vary based on the magnets shape and design.

Approx. 70mm (7 cm) x 50mm (5 cm)


History

Olympia was an important center of the worship of Zeus in ancient Greece. It was the scene of the Olympic games, celebrated every four years by the Greeks. Olympia was situated in a valley in Elis, in western Peloponnisos (Peloponnesus), through which runs the Alpheus River. It was not a town, but only a sanctuary with buildings associated with games and the worship of the gods. Olympia was a national shrine of the Greeks and contained many treasures of Greek art, such as temples, monuments, altars, theaters, statues, and votive offerings of brass and marble.

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