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Sports and Entertainment  By  David Alicea, Nik Smith  and  Jason King
Sports  <ul><li>The Ancient Egyptians played sports similar to sports we play today. They played a ball game similar to ha...
Archery <ul><li>The first Egyptian bows were horn bows, made from two curved animal horns, with a wooden section in the mi...
Wrestling <ul><li>Wrestling started around 3000 B.C. with many of the same modern day rules. </li></ul><ul><li>The athlete...
Swimming <ul><li>Swimming was the favorite sport of the ancient Egyptians, who made use of the Nile River  to practice it....
Hockey <ul><li>Ancient Egyptians played a game that is similar to our present-day hockey.  </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings on t...
Handball <ul><li>Five-thousand year old drawings of this sport are found on the Saqqara tombs. </li></ul><ul><li>The ball ...
Bowling  <ul><li>Throwing stone balls along a lane might have been a popular game in ancient Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>A mi...
Closing  We hope you learned a lot about Ancient Egyptian sports from this PowerPoint. Thanks for watching!
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  1. 1. Sports and Entertainment By David Alicea, Nik Smith and Jason King
  2. 2. Sports <ul><li>The Ancient Egyptians played sports similar to sports we play today. They played a ball game similar to handball. They wrestled and boxed. Other sports they played included javelin throwing, archery, and chariot racing. They also raced in long marathons. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Archery <ul><li>The first Egyptian bows were horn bows, made from two curved animal horns, with a wooden section in the middle. </li></ul><ul><li>Bows made entirely of wood eventually replaced horn. </li></ul><ul><li>Animal remains were used for glue. </li></ul><ul><li>The bowstring was made from sinew or plant material. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wrestling <ul><li>Wrestling started around 3000 B.C. with many of the same modern day rules. </li></ul><ul><li>The athlete need to throw the opponent down. Three throws were necessary to win. </li></ul><ul><li>Biting was not allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted. </li></ul><ul><li>In most events the athletes participated in the nude.  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Swimming <ul><li>Swimming was the favorite sport of the ancient Egyptians, who made use of the Nile River to practice it. </li></ul><ul><li>Noblemen's palaces had swimming pools in which princes learned the sport. </li></ul><ul><li>The calm waters of the Nile encouraged youths to hold swimming competitions in which they could show their skills. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hockey <ul><li>Ancient Egyptians played a game that is similar to our present-day hockey. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings on tombs show players holding bats made of long palm-tree branches, with a bent end similar to that of the hockey stick. </li></ul><ul><li>The hockey ball was made of compressed papyrus fibers covered with two pieces of leather in the shape of a semicircle. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Handball <ul><li>Five-thousand year old drawings of this sport are found on the Saqqara tombs. </li></ul><ul><li>The ball was made of leather and stuffed with plant fibers or hay, or made of papyrus plants in order to be light and more durable. </li></ul><ul><li>Each team throws the ball to the other at the same time. Players can either be on their feet or on top of their teammates' backs while exchanging balls. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bowling <ul><li>Throwing stone balls along a lane might have been a popular game in ancient Egypt. </li></ul><ul><li>A mixture of bowling, billiards and bowls, the game was played in a spacious room which appears to be the prototype of a modern-day bowling hall. </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeologists discovered a room with a very well-built limestone floor and noticed a lane and two stone balls. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Closing We hope you learned a lot about Ancient Egyptian sports from this PowerPoint. Thanks for watching!

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