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Sports in early Civilizations Ancient Egyptian Sports & Entertainment Wrestling Javelin throwing Archery Swimming Rowing Assortment of ball games Lengthy marathons Soccer is modernly played Chariots The ancient Egyptians favorite sport is Wresting. The sport they played most often was soccer. Mesopotamian Sports & Entertainment • Board games Hunting Boxing Wrestling Toy guns Boomerangs Throw sticks Rattles 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 Facts • 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 Olympics. 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 Ishtar.
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