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Olympic Flame Begins Journey from Ancient Olympia to the Beijing Winter Games

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony took place in ancient Olympia on Monday ahead of the Beijing Winter Games, which will run from Feb. 4-20. At the ancient Temple of Hera, up to 30 priestesses or ‘Caryatids Kores’ performed a series...

Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately 480 to 430 BC, who was also a painter and architect, is the creator of...

New Wildfires in Ancient Corinth, Central Evia, Ancient Olympia

New wildfires broke out in Ancient Corinth and Central Evia areas, while they continue to rage in ancient Olympia, as firefighters battle to contain the flames

Dozens of Nations Send Help To Battle Fires in Greece

Greece thanked the countries that have rushed to assist the nation to battle the fires that have been ravaging the nation for almost a week.

Greek Inferno: 154 Fires Currently Raging in Greece

Saturday found Greece fighting for the fifth consecutive day with tens of fires across the nation.

Ten Injured as Multiple Wildfires Continue to Ravage Greece

Ten people were taken to hospitals on Thursday evening in Greece as the country continues to fight multiple wildfires.

More Villages Evacuated on Evia Island as Fire Continues to Burn

The fire on Evia (Euboea) island continued to burn on Thursday, making residents in the village of Kehries evacuate their properties.

Greece on Fire: Wildfires Ravage Country on Multiple Fronts

The fire fronts of Ancient Olympia and Evia that broke out on Wednesday and Tuesday respectively continue to cause extensive damage to Greece.

Fire Rages Near Ancient Olympia in Greece; Residents Evacuated

A large fire broke out in the region surrounding Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese, Greece on Wednesday. Residents in five of the surrounding areas have been evacuated. The villages of Herakleia, Pournari, Pelopio, Platanos, and Kafkania have all been evacuated...

The Fascinating Origins of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

The origins of the Olympic Games take us back into Ancient Greece and the legends of the heroic athletes visiting the city of Olympia.