Nike

Nike (HM28AU)

Location: London, England SE1 5QQ Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 29.52', W 0° 4.163'

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( plaque 1 )
Nike
(pronounced Neekay)
Ancient Greek Goddess of Victory
Spirit of the Games Sculptor,
Pavlos Angelos Kougionmtzis

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A gift from the people of Ancient
Olympia to the people of London
To commemorate the hosting
of the XXXth Olympiad,
London 2012

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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.
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Ancient Olympia is the site of the original Games and remains the source of the sacred Olympic flame. It is lit by Apollo, God of the Sun, at the request of the High Priestess and is used to ignite the Olympic torch as it begins its route to the host city.
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Presented to the Mayor and
Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
Councillors



David Grant and Chris Roberts,
from the Mayor of Ancient Olympia,
Efthymios Kjotzas
9th September 2012
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HM NumberHM28AU
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Date Added Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 703437 N 5708612
Decimal Degrees51.49200000, -0.06938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 29.52', W 0° 4.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 29' 31.2" N, 0° 4' 9.78" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13 Longley St, London England SE1 5QQ, GB
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