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7HCC - Ancient Greek Society: Ancient Olympics

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The Chronicle of the Ancient Olympic Games in Classical Greece

How it all began?

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Inside a richly decorated ceremonial sarcophagus in Southern Italy lies the 2,500 year-old skeleton of a Greek athlete. Using cutting-edge forensics, lavish special effects and high action drama, this program re-creates the world of the first Olympians.

Sports of the Ancient Olympics

Athletics & Sports - Ancient Greek Society

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It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

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Digital Diogenes 2016, Athletics & Sport - Ancient Greek Society 05, online video, 8 August, accessed 14 February 2018, <>.

Olympic Games 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 14 February 2018, from

Platt, R 2012, Olympics from Ancient Greece to the present day, Kingfisher, London.