The ancient origins of the Olympics | TED-Ed |  Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.

Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia.

A graceful brooch from the A. Leondarakis jeweler’s collection with a chic design. It is handcrafted from 925 sterling silver and has a wonderful gold plated brushed finish. Marialena Leondaraki, when designing this elegant brooch, was inspired by the leaves on the olive wreath (kotinos) worn by victorious athletes of the ancient Olympic games…

A graceful brooch from the A. Leondarakis jeweler’s collection with a chic design. It is handcrafted from 925 sterling silver and has a wonderful gold plated brushed finish. Marialena Leondaraki, when designing this elegant brooch, was inspired by the leaves on the olive wreath (kotinos) worn by victorious athletes of the ancient Olympic games…

Loukoumades, the Ancient Olympic Treat.  These are amazing.  Even better than the ones at Greek Festivals.

Greek Food Recipes and Reflections: Loukoumades, The Ancient Olympic Treat (Λουκουμάδες)

Why are there 5 rings of the Olympic Games? Explore the continents of Olympic Games with FREE Printable

The Story of the Olympic Rings with Free Printable

Gingerbread Parthenon - the link is just a phone (no instructions) but I think it would be pretty easy to duplicate.

Gingerbread Parthenon - the link is just a phone (no instructions) but I think it would be pretty easy to duplicate. I'm thinking craft/snack combo

Ancient Greece Definition Cards - Free, Printable, Montessori-Inspired cards for learning vocabulary relevant to Ancient Greece including bull-leaping, beehive tomb, hoplites, labyrinth, minotaur, griffin, centaur, chimera, phalanx, Trojan horse, acropolis, agora, trireme, Olympics, democracy, Oracle of Delphi, Cretan Hieroglyphics, Linear A, Linear B, and Greek alphabet

Free, Printable Ancient Greece Definition Cards

Ancient Greece Definition Cards - Free printable cards for learning terms relevant to Ancient Greece such as acropolis, Olympics, and Oracle of Delphi

Cool idea for game time-- Ancient Olympics - First Olympic Games History from Olympia

An early Olympiad depicted on a BC black figure Greek vase: a scenario that inspired an opera by Pergolesi.

Attic Black-figure Panathenaic neck amphora Greece c. 530 BCE

Attic Black-figure Panathenaic neck amphora Greece c. 530 BCE Black Figure Pottery started being used by the Ancient Greeks.

Ancient Olympics Cloze Worksheet

A fun addition to an Olympic or Ancient Greek project, children can learn about the ancient Olympics with our cloze worksheet.

recreating the ancient olympics

Ancient Olympic activities

We had a blast re-enacting the Ancient Olympics with our Olympics activities. My favorite Olympics activity was making a victory wreath.

Ancient Greece Map vs Modern Greece Map - http://www.epictourist.com/ancient-greece-map-vs-modern-greece-map/

Worksheets - Ancient Greece * Crossword History of Ancient Greece * Word Search Ancient Greece * True/False Ancient Olympics * Crossword Ancient Olympics *

Ancient Olympics Boardgame - olympics, ancient olympics, ancient greece, greeks, olympics board game, history board game, olympics game, ks2 history game

Ancient Olympics Boardgame - olympics, ancient olympics, ancient greece, greeks, olympics board game, history board game, olympics game, ks2 history game

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