Plaque

Nike Statue - Plaque 5

Nike Nike Statue - Plaque 5

Erection date: 9/9/2012

Inscription

{Below an image of the discus thrower:}
The Ancient Games
The ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BC in honour of Zeus. Nike the goddess of victory and a sentinel of Zeus, was believed to have been sent to earth to crown the victors in the games. The Olympics were staged every four years at Olympia and were taken very seriously - wars would be halted to allow the games to take place. People from all over the Greek world came to watch and take part. The ancient games were the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games which began in 1896.

Site: Nike (5 memorials)

SE18, Number 1 Street, Main Guardhouse

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Nike Statue - Plaque 5

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Nike Statue - Plaque 1

Nike Statue - Plaque 1

{Below an image of the Olympic torch:} A gift from the people of ancient Olym...

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Nike Statue - Plaque 2

Nike Statue - Plaque 2

We think the last line of the plaque means that Kougioumtzis is the sculptor ...

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Nike Statue - Plaque 3

Nike Statue - Plaque 3

Presented to the Mayor and Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councill...

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Nike Statue - Plaque 4

Nike Statue - Plaque 4

Ancient Olympia is the site of the original games and remains the source of t...

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