Archaeological Museum of Olympia

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Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Plan Archaeological Museum of Olympia-en.svg
Established 1982 (New museum)
Location Ancient Olympia, Elis, Greece
Type Archaeological museum

The Archaeological Museum of Olympia (Greek: Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ολυμπίας) is one of the great museums of Greece in Olympia, Elis, and houses artifacts found in the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia.

History of the museum

The museum was built opposite the excavation site in a valley northwest of the Kronion hill. Designed by Patroklos Karantinos,[1] it was officially opened in 1982. One of the best known exhibits is the Nike of Paeonius, which is featured on the medals awarded during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.


Pediment of the Temple of Zeus.

Notable exhibits

The statue of Apollo from the west pediment of the Temple of Zeus was depicted on the obverse of the Greek 1000 drachmas banknote of 1987-2001.[2]


See also


  1. The Archeological Museum at Olympia
  2. Bank of Greece. Drachma Banknotes & Coins: 1000 drachmas. – Retrieved on 27 March 2009.

External links

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