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Koulouri Christina, “On the road to revival”, pp.13-43 and “The time of revival and the celebration of the modern Olympic Games in Athens”, pp. 45-77, in  Solomou – Prokopiou Aliki & Voyatzi Ifigeneia (ed.), Athens 1896 and the First International Olympic Games, Athens, Ministry of Culture, Secretariat General  of the Olympic Games, Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, 2004, pp.45-77.

Costas Biris, Athens from the 19th to the 20th century, Athens, Melissa, 2005.

Pavlos Mylonas, “Elements from the earlier and recent history of the Panathenaic Stadium”, Reprint from the Proceedings of the Academy of Athens, vol.72, 1997, vol. B,Academy of Athens, Session 9 October 1997.

Papanikolaou – Kristensen Aristea, The Panathinaikon Stadium, Its history through the centuries, Athens, Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, National Historical Museum, 2003.

Tzachrista Vasiliki, “The Panathenaic Stadium”, in Koulouri Christina, Archives and History of the Olympic Games Committee, Athens, International Olympic Academy, 2002, pp.39-52.

Tselika Valentini, Olympic Games 1896, The photographic album of Albert Meyer, Athens, Exantas, 1995.


  • Hellenic Olympic Committee’s photo archive.
  • Photos This is Athens, Thomas Gravanis.
  • Architectural designs of the Stadium (I. Travlos) from Papanicolaou-Christensen Aristea (2003)  The Panathenaic Stadium: Its History Over the Centuries, Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, National Historical Museum, p.22.

Author: Dr Vassiliki Tzachrista, Archaeologist

Translated by Fotini Karamanlaki, Faculty of Philosophy, Athens Kapodistrian University.