The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

By the British Museum (Greece and Rome) / 08.08.2015   Every fourth year between 776 B.C.E. and 395 C.E., the Olympic Games, held in honor of the god Zeus, the supreme god of Greek mythology, attracted people from across Greece. Crowds watched sports such as running, discus-throwing and the long-jump. Olympia The sporting events at Olympia[…]