Sports in early
Ancient Egyptian Sports & Entertainment
Assortment of ball games
Soccer is modernly played
The ancient Egyptians favorite sport is Wresting.
The sport they played most often was soccer.
Mesopotamian Sports &
• Board games
The favorite sport in Mesopotamia is Fishing.
The sport they played most often was major.
Ancient Egyptian Sports Facts
• The Ancient Egyptians played a variety of
different sports. Different sports have been
shown in various paintings and in ancient
documents gave great information about
this subject. Sporting artifacts have been
found in tombs.
Ancient Mesopotamian Sports
• Little evidence relating to Mesopotamian
sports has survived from the East. Clay
and pottery balls have been excavated,
but the rules for the games played with
them are not clear. In the Epic of
Gilgamesh, king Gilgamesh wears out the
young men by playing a kind of human
polo, riding on their backs while hitting a
puck with a stick.
Ancient Sports Facts
• The Ancient Egyptians were known to
like competitive sports and were an
exciting form of entertainment. The
winners of sports contests were given
money and large collars called the
usekh. It cover half of there bodies
many of the competitive Ancient
Egyptian sports are still played in the
Mesopotamian Sports facts
• Individual Sports other from the royal hunt,
sports were often ritualistic. Seals and
sculpture show wrestling and boxing
matches between real and fake creatures.
Ancient text where wrestlers, gymnasts,
and jugglers performing in the Temple of