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Olympics, Ancient - Early Games

The ancient Olympics began in about the eighth century, B.C. How important were those games to the Greeks? What honors were bestowed on the winning athletes? Why did they end, after nearly twelve hundred years?

Take a virtual trip to the ancient Greek world, with presenter John Shrapnel, to discover more about it.  Move the video forward - to 6:00 - to begin the Ancient-Olympics trip.


Media Credits

From Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece, directed by Chris Lethbridge, presented by John Shrapnel and produced by Green Umbrella. Copyright, Green Umbrella, all rights reserved. Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.  Broadcast, also, by the Discovery Channel.
 

 

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