The ancient origins of the Olympics | TED-Ed |  Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.

The ancient origins of the Olympics | TED-Ed | Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.

Ancient Greece Map vs Modern Greece Map - http://www.epictourist.com/ancient-greece-map-vs-modern-greece-map/

Ancient Greece Map vs Modern Greece Map - http://www.epictourist.com/ancient-greece-map-vs-modern-greece-map/

Guide to the ancient olympics

Guide to the ancient olympics

The BBC offers a great interactive website on The Olympic Games and Ancient Greeks for primary grades.

The BBC offers a great interactive website on The Olympic Games and Ancient Greeks for primary grades.

Mike Lane Wildlife Photography - not sure if any images will appear with this pin but Mike Lane's website is well worth a visit if you enjoy wildlife photography.

Mike Lane Wildlife Photography - not sure if any images will appear with this pin but Mike Lane's website is well worth a visit if you enjoy wildlife photography.

The History of the Olympics: from Ancient Olympics to Modern Olympics. This product can be used with Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics!

The History of the Olympics: from Ancient Olympics to Modern Olympics. This product can be used with Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics!

Teachers Pet - FREE Classroom Display Resources for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Teachers Pet - FREE Classroom Display Resources for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)

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