Temple of Hera in Olympia
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnesepeninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times.
The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The first Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus.
The Temple of Hera (also known as Heraion) is an ancient Doric Greek temple at Olympia, Greece. The Temple of Hera was destroyed by an earthquake in the early 4th century AD and never rebuilt. In modern times, the temple is the location where the torch of the Olympic flame is lit, by focusing the rays of the sun.
The temple was dedicated to Hera, the wife of Zeus and one of the most important female deities in Greek religion. For other temples also dedicated to Hera.
The pin depicts mascots Phevos & Athena in Temple of Hera in Olympia
Product: Olympic Mascot Pin
Pin code: #03-059-010
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Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection