Other Sports

 

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Discus Thrower
Discus Thrower
Youth with Discus
Youth with Discus
Marble Discus
Marble Discus
Bronze Discus
Bronze Discus
Bronze Discus - Engraved
Bronze Discus - Engraved
Hockey Type Game
Hockey Type Game
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Discus Thrower
Discus Thrower

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Discus Thrower

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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.

Youth with Discus
Youth with Discus

Youth with Discus
Youth with Discus

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Cup (Kylix) showing a Youth with Discus

 

Date: 500 BC

Place: Tarquinia, Italy

 

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

 

Marble Discus
Marble Discus

Marble Discus
Marble Discus

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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
Bronze Discus

Bronze Discus
Bronze Discus

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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 - Engraved
Bronze Discus - Engraved

Bronze Discus - Engraved
Bronze Discus - Engraved

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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.

Hockey Type Game
Hockey Type Game

Hockey Type Game
Hockey Type Game

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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
Amphora Showing Chariot Race

Amphora Showing Chariot Race
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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.