Olympic Games dated back to possibly further than 776 BC
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In 426 CE Theodosius II ordered the destruction of the sanctuary It was rediscovered in 1766 by a French team.
According to Pausanias the Traveler Pheidias built the gold and ivory statue of Zeus here about 430 BC.
Athena leapt out of Zeus' head fully grown and completely armored.