COMMENTS WITH FIGURIES ABOUT BOXING, WRESTLING AND FENCING IN THE ANCIENT EGYPT

Abstract

Author(s): G羹lten ?MAMO?LU, Feyzullah KOCA

It is aimed to examine the images for related boxing, wrestling and fencing in ancient Egypt and to search their social reflections. The sources of information are images obtained from archaeological excavations. In ancient times Egypt, They are made wrestling, boxing and fencing images. The drawings that represent 400 double wrestlers in the 3000-year-old Beni-Hasan graves of Before Christ are described in wrestling and refereeing rules. It is believed to be a school for the training of wrestlers. Wrestling, boxing and fencing activities have been held at the Sed festivals. They are origin for wrestling, boxing and fencing the of today's sports. The Egyptian Kings (Fravuns) and princes are believed to have performed these sports periodical. Boxing, wrestling and fencing in Egypt in ancient times seem to be the traditional basic sports. This has become a social reflection of sports. It is believed that the existence of gyms and training according to spore branches began in ancient Egypt. There were spectators in the competitions.

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