A fist fight with prickly bandages, the race in full armour or horseback racing with magical obstacles demanded hard, professional training from the ancient athletes, with full use of their body. A win at the games, however, brought highest esteem and extensive privileges.
The countless objects of our collection on the subject of sport document the physical ideals and present the socially high significance of the Olympic Games or other ancient competitions.
Analogies and differences to today’s professional sport are also depicted.
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