Ancient Olympia
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Olympia, was a city of ancient Greece in Elis, known as the venue for the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games were held in Delphi. Olympia was the gold and ivory statue of Zeus by Pheidias, which was known in antiquity as one of the seven wonders of the world. The origins of the Olympic Games dating back to 776 BC and held every four years. In 394 AD Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I banned the marriage as a fact paganism.