Peloponnese, Greece: The Sanctuary of Olympia

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Mark Cartwright
by Rick Steves Europe
published on 04 March 2016

For over a thousand years, the Sanctuary of Olympia was primarily a religious place and only open to people during the Olympic games, started here in 776 B.C. These games were held to honor the gods and to unify the Greeks, and the Sanctuary hosted them for 1,200 years. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

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Europe, R. S. (2016, March 04). Peloponnese, Greece: The Sanctuary of Olympia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/805/peloponnese-greece-the-sanctuary-of-olympia/

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Europe, Rick Steves. "Peloponnese, Greece: The Sanctuary of Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 04, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/805/peloponnese-greece-the-sanctuary-of-olympia/.

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Europe, Rick Steves. "Peloponnese, Greece: The Sanctuary of Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Mar 2016. Web. 22 Jul 2024.

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