The first systematic excavations in the sanctuary of Olympia lasted for six years, from 1875 until 1881. Dimitris Papageorgiou’s book was published in 1890 and is the first guidebook in Greek for the antiquities of Olympia. It is remarkable that it was written before the completion of the German publication of the excavation (1897).

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    The first systematic excavations in the sanctuary of Olympia lasted for six years, from 1875 until 1881. A few years later a publishing feat was achieved, the first extensive scientific publication of the excavation, in German, which was completed in 1897.
    D. Papageorgiou’s book entitled Olympia and the Olympic Games, published in 1890, is the first guidebook in Greek to the antiquities of Olympia. It is remarkable that it was written before the completion of the German publication of the excavation. This is a pioneering work in which the author did not confine himself to describing the monuments, but dealt with the history and the description of the contests, as well as with the organization in antiquity of the Olympic Games, which were to be revived six years later, in 1896.

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    Weight 350 g
    Dimensions 14 × 21 cm
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    228

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DIMITRIOS G. PAPAGEORGIOU

Olympia
and the Olympic Games

18,90 16,07

The first systematic excavations in the sanctuary of Olympia lasted for six years, from 1875 until 1881. Dimitris Papageorgiou’s book was published in 1890 and is the first guidebook in Greek for the antiquities of Olympia. It is remarkable that it was written before the completion of the German publication of the excavation (1897).

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