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The Zappeion was a sporting arena in Athens, Greece used for the fencing events at the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... Fencing - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Olympics and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism. ...

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Zappeion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (239 words)
The Zappeion Building is located in the National Gardens of Athens (Greek: Εθνικός Κήπος) in the heart of Athens.
Many important events of Greek history have taken place at the Zappeion, such as the signing of the documents formalizing Greece's accession to the European Union on January 1, 1981.
The Zappeion is currently being used as a Conference and Exhibition Center for use both publicly and privately.
National Garden and Zappeion - Athens Info Guide (640 words)
The Zappeion Garden, a wooded space crisscrossed by broad alleys, actually is a continuation of the National Garden.
The Zappeion structure, built in 1874-78 by Hemophilia von Hansen, was funded by the Greco-Rumanian cousins Zappas as an exhibition hall.
The greenery around the Zappeion, known as Parilissia, was planted in 1886 and took its name from the Illissos river.
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