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Greek fires threaten ancient city

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஓகஸ்ட் 26, 2007

There are fears for the ancient ruins of Olympia, a world heritage site and home to the first Olympics, as Greece’s devastating forest fires close in. 

OLYMPIA

  • An ancient Greek religious site dating back 10 centuries before Christ

  • Home of the ancient Olympics, first held in 8th Century BC

  • Was location of giant ivory and gold Statue of Zeus, one of seven wonders of the world

  • Olympics continued until banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 394 AD

  • Place where Olympic flame is still lit

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