Living History - A Trip to Ancient Olympia

Winning athletes who competed in the Olympic stadium (including barefooted runners) were crowned with wreaths made from sacred olive trees.  Tens of thousands of men, from all parts of Greece, traveled to Olympia to watch or participate. 

Married women were disallowed from attending the games, although girls and unmarried women could watch the events.

In this video clip, see what is left of the stadium and its surroundings.

Credits

Clip online, courtesy Vast Video.

 

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