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Title: Museum Entrance

Museum Entrance
Welcome to the Museum of Sports
Indus Valley
Greece and Rome
Room Five
Curators Offices
Curators Office
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Indus Valley
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The Assyrian kings were famous for hunting
lions, elephants, ostriches, wild bulls, and many
other wild beasts. Through the king preferred to
hunt the larger, more aggressive animals. The
sport had both religions and political
implications as a successful hunter. The king
proved that gods favored him and that his power
was therefore legitimate.
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Both boxing and wrestling were depicted in art.
Terra-cotta plaques showing boxers imply
that boxing was a popular sport. In one plaque
the boxers are beside two men beating their
enormous drum in time with their motions.

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In addition to spectator sports and theater, the
Coming of the Greek and Romans also provided for
new types of games, music, and other novel
entertainment staples. Along with sports, the
presence of public baths presented a culture
challenge throughout the ancient near east as
public nudity was nearly a universal mark of
shame in religion.
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Religion shows dancing done in time to music,
singing, and clapping. Dancing was mentioned in
the tablets, but usually in reference to the cult
and not as independent activity. At the annual
feast for the goddess, Ishtar and the goddess,
whirling dancing were done by honor both men and
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The origin and development of Chinas activities
are closely related with the production, work,
war, and entertainment of the time. Traces of
the earliest sports activities, such as hunting,
archery and rowing race, can be from some bronze
ware of the late Neolithic ages as well as from
other articles.
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Although China has been associated with the
martial arts sport in China, including mainland
China, Hong Kong and Macao. Traditional Chinese
culture regards physical fitness and important
aspect since the 20th century. A large number of
sport activities, both Western and traditionally
Chinese, are popular in China
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First recorded 2,000 years ago, Cuju is known as
the earliest form of football. The popularity of
the sport peaked in Tang and Song
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In Chinese legend, sword play wasnt always just
a man game. Due to her skills with a blade, a
teenage girl living in the forests of the ancient
state of Yue attracted the attention of Theking,
who sent her to train the royal army. Sword play
was prevalent in later dynasties as it matured
and became more complicated.
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Greece and Rome
Boxing as one of the Ancient Greek sports was
much more intense and brutal than today. The
contestants wore no clothing and even oiled
themselves to look better.
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Greece and Rome
Chariot races and horse and rider races are
regular events during the most popular games of
Ancient Greece. The chariots would race 12 laps
and the jockeys would race bareback competing in
a single lap around the arena.
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Greece and Rome
Some sports that the Ancient Romans played
included pretty much any test of Athlecticism.
They included anything from riding to wrestling
and swimming. The Ancient Romans would throw and
catch as well as hunt and fish. Women just
watched, they had nothing really to do with
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The most popular sports in all of the Roman
Empire were boxing, chariot racing, and gladiator
battles. Boxing gloves made of oxhide covered
the palm of the hand, exposing the fingers. The
right arm was used for fighting and the left arm
was used mostly for defending.
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Indus Valley
Indus Valley people have seemed to love toys.
They made many toys, such as toy carts, and toy
animals made from baked clay. Archaeologists
have found model cows that waggle their heads on
a string, and toy monkeys that could slide down
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Indus children may have also played with
pull-along animals on wheels, as well as rattles
and bird-whistles all made from
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In early India, games and sports were very much
concerened about the development of the physique
and for the art of offense and defense. Also
games were considered a kind of recreation, which
played a vital role in the development of a mans
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Fortunately, India has a rich heritage of these
activities and can be found in the archoeogical
excavations of Mohenjadaro and Harappa.

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A variety of sporting activities and athletics
were part of an Ancient Egyptian lifestyle.
Wrestling, archery, and throwing the javelin seem
to have been the favorites. Navigating the Nile
made the Ancient Egyptians expert rowers. Rowing
competitions seem to have been as common as ball
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Many of todays sports were practiced by the
Ancient Egyptians, who set the rules and
regulations for them. Inscriptions on monuments
indicate that they practiced wrestling,
weightlifting, long jump, swimming, rowing,
shooting, fishing, and athletics, as well as
various kinds of ball games.
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Ancient Egyptians played a game that is similar
to our present-day hockey. Drawings on tombs at
Ben Hassan shows players holding bats made of
long palm tree branches, with a bent end similar
to that of the hockey bat. The hockey ball was
made of compressed papyrus fiber covered with two
pieces of leather in the shape of a
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Fishing was one of the sports practiced by
kings, princes, and commoners. There are many
drawings of scenes of fishing as a hobby on the
Saqqara tombs of the old kingdom as much as there
are on the new monuments.
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