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Ancient Egyptian Sports : Swimming

Ancient Egyptian Sports : Swimming


Ancient Egyptian Sports-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 learned 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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