Greek jumping weights

For the classroom

A pair of lead jumping weights


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Scene from a Greek pot showing a long jumper


A trainer and javelin thrower can also be seen. Notice the markers in the ground indicating the length of the previous jumps. Also see the video in More information.

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Scene from a Panathenaic prize amphora showing pentathletes


The discus thrower is holding his discus side on.

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Interactive day-by-day guide to the ancient Olympic Games

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/festivals/story/sto_set.html

Photos of the modern site of Olympia

Source: ancient-greece.org

Visit the site http://www.ancient-greece.org/archaeology/olympia.html

Photos of the stadium at Delphi as it is now

Source: ancient-greece.org

Visit the site http://www.ancient-greece.org/architecture/delphi-stadium.html

Game to match Greek gods with their festivals, including the Heraia, games for women in honour of Hera

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/festivals/challenge/cha_set.html

Information about some famous ancient athletes

Source: olympic.org

Visit the site http://www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games?tab=the-athlete

Information from BBC Primary History about the Olympic Games

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_games/

Photos and other information about the first modern Olympic Games in 1896

Source: olympic.org

Visit the site http://www.olympic.org/athens-1896-summer-olympics

Outside the classroom

Here is a selection of museums with relevant collections.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

The Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection/Pages/default.aspx

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

Great North Museum, Newcastle

Source: twmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

Manchester Museum

Source: museum.manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Greek jumping weights