Archaeological Museum of Olympia
|Established||1982 (New museum)|
|Location||Ancient Olympia, Elis, Greece|
The Archaeological Museum of Olympia (Greek: Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ολυμπίας) is one of the great museums of Greece in Olympia, Elis, and houses artifacts found in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia.
History of the museum
The museum was built opposite the excavation site in a valley northwest of the Kronion hill. Designed by Patroklos Karantinos, it was officially opened in 1982. One of the best known exhibits is the Nike of Paeonius, which is featured on the medals awarded during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
- Collection of terracottas (prehistoric, Archaic and Classical periods).
- Collection of bronzes.
- Collection of sculptures (Archaic up to the Roman periods).
- Collection from the Olympic Games.
- The Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus by Praxiteles (possibly)
- The Nike of Paionios
- Zeus carrying Ganymedes
- Pediments of the Temple of Zeus
- The helmet of Miltiades
- Miniature bronze statue of a horse
- Ancient Olympia
- Ancient Olympic Games
- List of museums in Greece
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia
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