Historical Journey of Wrestling from Ancient Egypt to Today


AKINCI A. Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, cilt.9, sa.7, ss.63-72, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.63-72

Özet

The journey of wrestling which began approximately 5,000 years ago in a Sumerian temple, continued with a wrestling handbook in an Egyptian wall painting dating from 1850 BC. Later became one of the Ancient Olympic sports event, then completed the ancient journey as Greek type games in Rome. The abundance of resources from the Greek and Roman periods is perhaps due to the fact that Greek sports are pioneers around the Mediterranean. The literary and physical cultural elements are full of evidence that shows the prevalence and application of wrestling from Sumer to the present. The aim of this study is to examine the wrestling that took place in Egypt hundreds of years before Ancient Greece. In ancient Egypt, sports have been closely linked to religion, like all other aspects of culture.