Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Ancient Text Shows The Fight Is The Oldest Sport In The File
It was in a youth tournament, the final of the NCAA or the Olympics, the last public address control host Ed Aliverti used to greet fans in all areas of the same.
"Welcome to the oldest and largest sports world," said Aliverti, who died in 2010.
The "greater" part of that is a matter of taste. But when it comes to "old" sport of wrestling now provide some old documents for his business.
Written in greek, is a 18-inch widescreen and a fragment of papyrus dated between 100 and 200 AD, is a list of instructions to fight.
"It's such a historic discovery. It is the oldest written instructions for all sports for that man to this day,''said Lee Roy Smith, executive director of the Hotel National Wrestling of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma
In the presentation on Tuesday at Columbia University in New York, a copy of the article was presented at the Hall of Fame.
According to the Hall of Fame, the document was found at the end of 1800 in Egypt for a couple of graduate students at the University of Oxford in England. It was found in a south-west of Cairo who had been favored by Greek colonists.
In 1907, the object was a piece of papyrus transported to Columbia, which at that time was one of the pioneer schools of the college wrestling in the United States.
When, in September of this year, the Hall of Fame wrestling historian Don Sayenga published a report on the artifact.
"This document will help the fight as a sport if more people recognize that the fight is the oldest sport," said Sayenga. "Not only the struggle of the oldest sports, but it is undeniable artifacts.''
Well, there are certainly some educational texts dating back to 100-200 AD on how to putt a golf ball or hitting a baseball. And the language of the artifact, translated from Greek, contains the substance of the catch statement.
The Greek word "pleckson" is seen in the text. According to a translation published in 1987 by Yale University Press, the word is translated as "struggle."
Some of the instructions to translate:
• "Stay close to your opponent, and with your right arm, take a headlock and fight."
• "Underhook with his right arm. That puts his arms around her and took the Underhook, and attack the side with the left foot. The left hand presses. They force you to keep it and fight."
• "You wake up next to him, attack him with his foot and fight."
Not unlike some of the wrestlers do things when you are fighting for medals at the Olympic Games next summer in London.
Smith, 1980 NCAA champion, 1983 world silver medalist and former coach at Arizona State, may be accompanied by instructions.
"We are here today. We are passionate about the fight, and we see this book and the coaches and wrestlers have done the same (in antiquity),''Smith said.
Said Dan Gable wrestling icon ". I love when wrestling sports will be highlighted from a historical point of view"
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