Ancient Olympic Games Museum in Greece
The museum presents the long history of the Olympic Games in Greece and hosts findings related to the period when the ancient games took place. The 463 ancient findings hosted in the museum date back from the 2nd millennium BC to the 5th century A.C. and they are carefully lined up in thematic sections. The exhibition includes 14 thematic sections starting from the birth of the sport festivals in Greece with ceramic findings and objects from the Mycenae period. The permanent exhibition of the museum displays ancient findings from several excavations, dating from the prehistoric times to the Early Christian period, whereas copper and stone inscriptions witness the way that the games were organized. Apart from the ancient art works, visitors have the chance to browse through a detailed visual material. The building complex of the museum has exhibition rooms, auxiliary spaces and storerooms both at the basement and the ground floor. Among the many precious exhibitions is the collection of terracotta from prehistoric, Archaic and Classical period, a collection of bronzes, a collection of sculptures from the Archaic up to the Roman period. The exhibition aims to present all aspects of ancient sports and to reveal important insight about the history of the Olympic Games.