Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Corinthian Expedition 15A
III: Events
Professor Oscar Broneer oversees a re-enactment of the start of a foot race, using a starting gate set up at a stadium near the Temple of Poseidon at Corinth. The stadium (dated to 400 BCE) in which the Isthmian Games were held contains a triangular-shaped pavement with a pit for the races' starter at its apex which has been excavated by a University of Chicago expedition led by Broneer. The starter controlled the gates with cords, which ran through patterned grooves.
Broneer, Oscar Theodore, 1894-1992 | Games--Greece--History | Stadiums--Greece--History | Sports--Greece--History | Excavations (Archaeology)--Greece
Photographic prints; 15.6 x 11.8 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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