Statue of Zeus in Ancient Olympia
Statue of Zeus in Olympia., coloured historical artwork. This statue was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was 12 metres high inside the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece. It was carved by the great sculptor Phidias and inlaid with ivory, ebony, gold and precious stones. The Olympic Games are thought to have originated in Olympia in 766 BC and had great religious importance, with contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies in honour of the god Zeus. The victors of the games were given wreaths made from the branches of an olive tree (left) that grew next to the Temple of Zeus (right). Artwork published in The Picture Magazine (1894).
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Richmond Championship Dog Show - Amanda Sear and Martina Shep - Olympia, London
Four-year-old Amanda Sear, of Rugby, finds her family pet dog, Martina Shep, an Old English Sheep dog, is keen to share her chocolate biscuit at London's Olympia. Both were attending the one-day Richmond Championship Dog Show.
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Duke, Duchess of York, Princess Elizabeth - Royal Tournament
Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952), Elizabeth, Duchess of York (1900-2002) and Princess Elizabeth arrive for the Royal Tournament at Olympia, London. The family were received by the welcoming committee and a guard of honour of the Royal Air Force. This charming picture shows the little Princess smartly acknowledging the salute with the wrong hand! Date: 1931
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection