Sports and athleticism was a cornerstone of life in the ancient Mediterranean. Hunting, dancing, gymnastics, and charioteering were favorite sports of the elite in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The Greeks and Romans were especially fond of organized athletic activities, which they considered to be one of the hallmarks of civilization.
The 26 images in this gallery showcase the depiction of exercise and sporting in the art of the ancient Mediterreanean.
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