In Photos: Ancient Olympia, Greece

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The Philippaeum, built in 338 BC by Phillip II of Macedonia
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Columns of the Palaestra, where athletes including boxers, jumpers, and wrestlers trained before the games
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The Temple of Zeus, the largest temple in the Peloponnese. In this temple was the now-lost Chryselephantine statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
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Running on the track at the ancient stadium
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Remnants of columns
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Archealogical excavations are still underway
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Statue of Athena Nike at the Ancient Olympia Museum
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