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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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