These unusual-looking objects are weights used by ancient Greek athletes when taking part in the long jump. Athletics were an important aspect of the life of men in ancient Greek culture and, especially in the form of the Olympic Games, are one of the most familiar legacies of the ancient Greeks to the modern world. These jumping weights are a very good starting point for investigating the role of athletics in Greek society and the similarities and differences between ancient and modern athletic competitions.
length: 25 cm
weight: 1.07 kg
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