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Discus Thrower

 

Date: 140 BC

 

Photographed at the National Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy.

 

The apostle Paul wrote: “Similarly if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.” 2 Timothy 2:5.

 

 

 

Cup (Kylix) showing a Youth with Discus

 

Date: 500 BC

Place: Tarquinia, Italy

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

 

 

 

 

 

Discus Commemorating a Victory at the Funeral Games

 

Date: 500 BC

Place: possibly Mt Hymettus in Attica [Greece]

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

 

Weight: 15 pounds, made from marble.

 

 

 

 

Bronze Discus

 

Date: unknown

Place: Corfu, Greece

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

4kg weight. The average Greek discus weighed 2 ½ kg, half a kilogram more than the minimum weight for a modern discus.

 

 

 

 

Bronze Discus with Engraved Design

 

Date: 5th c BC.

Place: Sicily

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

2.075kg weight. Engraved on this discus is the figure of an athlete.

 

 

 

Marble Relief showing Hockey Type Game

 

Date: 510 BC

Place: Athens, Greece

 

Photographed at the National Archeological Museum of Athens, Athens, Greece.

 

This relief shows six athletes playing a game similar to modern hockey with a ball and curved sticks.

 

 

 

Amphora showing Chariot Race

 

Date: 510 BC

Place: Rhodes

 

Photographed at the National Archeological Museum of Athens, Athens, Greece.

 

This Attic black figured amphora shows a quadriga with a charioteer ready to start a chariot race.