Greek Firestorm Closes In on Olympia
Wildfires are threatening Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics and home to some of Greece’s most precious archaeological treasures, including relics from the Temple of Zeus. Authorities are battling fires throughout the country, and dozens of people have been killed.
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Flames licked the edges of the original Olympic stadium and scorched the yard of the museum, home to one of Greece’s greatest archaeological collections.
Fires have ravaged large parts of Greece, affecting the Peloponnese, areas around Athens and Evia island.
On Sunday five bodies were found on Evia, bringing the death toll to 56.
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