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.

The History of Architectural Columns

The History of Architectural Columns

Khan Academy Art history - Study of Greek & Roman architecture - Doric, Ionic, Corinthian columns, Temples, building

"Hermes - the messenger of Gods"Hermes was lighting fast in ancient Greek Mythology...

"Hermes - the messenger of Gods"Hermes was lighting fast in ancient Greek Mythology...

A swim in the sea or a hot tub soak filled with mineral-rich sea salts just might improve your mood & health.  Ancient Greeks appreciated the health benefits of mineral-rich water & soaked in seawater-filled pools & hot tubs. Hippocrates first used the word "thalassotherapy" to describe the healing effects of seawater. Why is soaking or swimming in sea salt water so therapeutic?

A swim in the sea or a hot tub soak filled with mineral-rich sea salts just might improve your mood & health. Ancient Greeks appreciated the health benefits of mineral-rich water & soaked in seawater-filled pools & hot tubs. Hippocrates first used the word "thalassotherapy" to describe the healing effects of seawater. Why is soaking or swimming in sea salt water so therapeutic?

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50 Infographics About The Olympics

wrestling match, detail of cup by Epictetus, c. 520 bc. Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Biting was not allowed, and genital holds were also illegal. Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted.

Shock and anger as Olympic wrestling is DROPPED from the 2020 Games after thousands of years

wrestling match, detail of cup by Epictetus, c. 520 bc. Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Biting was not allowed, and genital holds were also illegal. Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted.

What was it like to live in an ancient Greek family?

What was it like to live in an ancient Greek family?

What were ancient Greek families like? Learn about Greek family-life, fashion and food in this BBC Bitesize History guide.

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