One of these places is Olympia, Greece. Home to the Temple of Zeus and site of the first Olympic Games, this historic landmark has been of central importance to Western culture for centuries.
In recent years, however, extremely warm and dry summers have increased the incidence of wildfires in the region. With temperatures projected to continue rising as rainfall declines, these fires could become a bigger threat in the future.
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