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Great Cultures of the World
            Ancient Greece
The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum

What Were the Ancient Olympic Games? 
Every four years for over 1100 years, from 776 BC to 393 AD, thousands of people ceased all warfare and flocked to a small sanctuary in northwestern Greece for five days in the late summer for a single reason -- to witness the Olympic Games. During that time, competitors from all over the Greek world competed in a number of athletic events and worshipped the gods at the sanctuary of Olympia. The athletes competed not for money or material goods, but only for the honor of being an
Olympic victor. 

Iraklion Archaeological Museum

The Museum was founded in 1883 by the "Philekpaideutikos Syllogos of the Friends of Education", under the presidency of Joseph Chatzidakis. Initially, when it was still simply a collection of antiquities, it was housed in two rooms near Agios Minas.

Sarcofagus of Agia Triada.
The famous stone sarcophagus from Agia Triada. 


THE ANCIENT CITY OF ATHENS is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece). 

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology, beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks, who became the first Western civilization about 2000 BC. 
It consists mainly of a body of diverse stories and legends about a variety of gods. Greek mythology had become fully developed by about the 700s BC.


What is the Perseus Project?
The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world and beyond. Collaborators initially formed the project to construct a large, heterogeneous collection of materials, textual and visual, on the Archaic and Classical Greek world. 

Delphi, Temple of Apollo


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