Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity
Beautifully presented displays depict the history of the world’s most prestigious sporting competition. Learn about its core original events (foot racing, wrestling, boxing and chariot racing); why it’s associated with Hercules (or Pelops); and what fate befell women who tried to watch the Games despite prohibitions. The sculptures, mosaics, pottery art and votive offerings all pay tribute to athletes and athleticism. Other Games – Heraean, Nemean, Panathenaic, Pythian and Isthmian – also get a mention.
Its collections contain:
- a collection of terracottas (prehistoric, Archaic and Classical periods),
- a collection of bronzes,
- a collection of sculptures (Archaic upto the Roman periods),
- a collection from the Olympic Games.