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Olympia


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Place Type
deserted settlement
Description
Ancient religious center in NW Peloponnesus; was scene of the Olympian Games to honor Zeus, first held in 8th cen. BC; date of these games, held every 4 years, marked units in Greek calendar (Olympiads); had many temples & works by Phidias & Praxiteles.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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