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Amazing Ancient Messene - the Stadium and the Palaistra #ancientmessne #peloponnese #ancent #messene #greece #history #culture

Amazing Ancient Messene - the Stadium and the Palaistra

Columns of the Palaistra, the Ancient Olympic training ground for boxing, wrestling and jumping. Olympia, Peloponnese, Greece.

Columns of the Palaistra, the Ancient Olympic training ground for boxing, wrestling and jumping.

Attic black-figure stamnos depicting boxers, c.520-500 BC (pottery) Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK

Attic black-figure stamnos depicting boxers, BC (pottery) Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK

Pottery: Panathenaic amphora; Athena between two Doric columns topped by figures of Triptolemus in chariot; inscription TONATHENETHENATHLON to left of Athena, KITTOS EPOISEN to right. Classical Greek (late) 365BC-360BC (circa). © The Trustees of the British Museum

Panathenaic prize amphora, signed by the potter Kittos. Greek, made in Athens about BC Found at Teucheira, Cyrenaica (modern Libya) A prize for a victor at the Athenian games

Heracles & Antaios - Ancient Oil Wresting  ..  Heracles is preparing to wrestle the Libyan giant Antaios. Herakles (left) is taking off his bow-case to hang it on a rustic pillar-statue. Antaios (right) is binding up his head with ear-protectors; next to him stands an oil basin as used in the wresting ground, palaistra. Antaios was a famous wrestler and challenged and killed all visitors to his country, until defeated by Herakles. - Museum of Aphrodisias, Turkey.

Heracles and Antaios - Heracles is preparing to wrestle the Libyan giant Antaios. at the Museum of Aphrodisias, Turkey