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100 Kilometer Pharaonic Race, Reign Pharaoh Taharqa

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: 100 Kilometer Pharaonic Race, Reign Pharaoh Taharqa Reply with quote

100 Kilometer Pharaonic Race Reign Taharqa

In 1977 the Egyptian Egyptologist, Ahmed Moussa who while digging discovered a piece of rock telling the story of Pharaonic soldiers running a race of 100 Km. This race took place in 690-665 B.C, during the reign of king Taharka, when the king went to inspect an army camp and found the soldiers in perfect physical fitness. It was then that he laid down the rules for the running race.

The race was held in the area between Sakkara Pyramid and Faiyum Oasis ,passing by Memphis, Dahshur Pyramid,Elleshet Pyramid, Kefren Pyramid ending at Hawara Pyramid at Faiyum.The King himself participated in part of the race to show his interest in the sport.The surprise in the translation of the hieroglyphic scriptures is that the winner completed the race in eight hours only.

Taharqa encouraged running as a sport for his soldiers.

http://www.egyptianmarathon.com/chalengrac.htm
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