Ancient Egyptians Swimming

May 10, 2010

Ancient Egyptians Swimming


Swimming was the favorite sport of the ancient Egyptians, who made use of the River Nile to practice it. The Nile was not the only place for swimming contests. Noblemen's palaces had swimming pools in which princes learnt the sport.

The calm waters of the Nile encouraged youths to hold swimming competitions in which they could show their skills.

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