Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Corinthian Expedition 16
III: Events
Section of a triangular-shaped and grooved foot race starting gate pavement from a stadium near the Temple of Poseidon at Corinth. The stadium (dated to 400 BCE) in which the Isthmian Games were held contains the pavement with a pit for the races' starter at its apex. Waist-high crossbars were hinged to upright posts and raised and lowered by cords, which ran through grooves to the starter in the pit. Excavated by a University of Chicago expedition led by Oscar Broneer.
Games--Greece--History | Stadiums--Greece--History | Sports--Greece--History | Excavations (Archaeology)--Greece
Photographic prints; 15.3 x 11.5 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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