The archaeological site of Olympia consists of the ruins of several ancient Greek temples and of the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic games. The first games were held at the site in 776 BC and subsequently every four years for over 1000 years. Olympia is also known as the site of the giant ivory and gold statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Nowadays not many structures are left in ancient Olympia. It mostly consists of ruins spread around the archaeological site.
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