Olympia. The archaeological site and the museum by Manolis Andronikos
Olympia is part of the volume entitled Treasures of the Greek Museums, which introduces the reader to the priceless works of art housed in the museums of Greece. The texts, written by experts, furnish details of the historical and cultural context of these masterpieces. The most important archaeological sites are also presented, with exclusive aerial photographs and other lavish illustrations.
Cult and Games
The ancient cult and myths of Olympia - The Olympic Games
The significance of the Games in Greek history
Architectural arrangement of the sanctuary - Excavations and research
The Museum Sculptures
The pediments of the temple of Zeus - The metopes of the temple of Zeus
Archaic sculptures - Clay sculptures in the severe style
The Nike of Paionios - The Hermes of Praxiteles
The finds from the workshop of Pheidias
The Museum Bronzes
The bronze statuettes - Bronze sheets - Bronze weapons - Breastplates
Greaves and helmets - Shield devices - Architectural bronzes - Tripods
73 colour illustrations.