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Antique stadium in Delphi – the place where the Pythian Games were held in ancient times. These sports events were considered in ancient Greece almost as significant as the famous Olympic Games. The heads of the winners of the Pythian Games were decorated with laurel wreaths.
According to experts, the foundation of the stadium dates back to the 5th century BC. On the field of the Delphic stadium, launch sites have survived to this day - marble slabs with recesses for the feet of athletes. There are also rows of stone benches for spectators. In ancient times, they could accommodate 7 000 people.
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Topic: Antique stadium in Greece, Delphi resort.