Olympia, Greece

This image shows the remains of the Statue of Nike of Paionios, by Paionios of Mende (active ca. 430-ca. 420 BCE). "The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, one of the most important museums in Greece, presents the long history of the most celebrated sanctuary of antiquity, the sanctuary of Zeus, father of both gods and men, where the Olympic games were born. The museum's permanent exhibition contains finds from the excavations in the sacred precinct of the Altis dating from prehistoric times to the Early Christian period." --Hellenic Ministry of Culture web site: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh151.jsp?obj_id=7126 The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment. Keywords: Greece, Peloponnese, Ilias, Nomos, Olympia, Mediterranean, sculpture. Photographed by Scott Gilchrist, Archivision.