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Epic wildfires threaten Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece

Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, is under threat by the wildfires that continue to rage on in Greece.

The fires, which started in late July and have been burning for over two weeks now, are raging towards archaeological sites in Olympia.

Under threat are some of Olympia's most fabulous monuments, including the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to Zeus. Meanwhile, the original site of the Olympics where the games were held from 776 BC to 393 AD, is also in danger from the infernos.

Firefighters had previously stopped three fires from reaching the site on Wednesday, but it is now under threat again. More than 250 wildfires have been blazing in the last few days, with 154 documented on Friday alone.


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