The historical records- as those of Amenhotep II, as well as the sports pictures found in the temples (at Medinet Habu)- reveal how far the king was perfectly athletic. He was bodily built having strong arms, "strong of arm" , "long of stride", a trainer of horses, a skilled chaired, a powerful archer and a brilliant Oarsman.
The Pharaoh and his nobles were not contented by watching fights as experts only, but they also used to participate in these sports viewing each other to reveal their skills.
In addition to this the Egyptian people, appreciated bodily strength and agility, and this was evident in the story of a girl who fell in love with her brother-in-law after beholding his muscular strength. Moreover most of the statues were designed in a certain manner to last for eternity. These statues unveil trim waists and squarely set shoulders.
The Egyptian nobles enjoyed watching and participating in various sports, but without raising the sport to the level of a cult. However they sometimes treated it as a veritable ritual to ensure their vigour.
Language: Aspects of writing | Linguistic Features | Hieroglyphs etc.Gods
Gods: Isis | Ra | Set | Osiris | Qebhsennef | Maat
Pyramids: Building stones | Egypt Land of the pyramids | Canstruction of Pyramids | Huni's Pyramid | Zoser's step Pyramid | Sneferu's Pyramid | The solar Boat | The grest pyeamid of cheops | Chephren's pyramid | Senusert I's pyramid | Sphinx
Paint: Introduction | Subjects of paint scenes
sports: Introduction | Chariots-training horses | Running | Combating sports | Aquatic sports | Competition | Games and toys | Acrobtics
jewellery: Introduction | Gold | Silver | The precious & semi-precious Stones | The substitutes of precious stones | Same kinds of jewellery | Discoveries of jewellery
Sculpture: Introduction | Old kingdom statues | Middle kingdom statues | New kingdom statues