Ancient Olympics: September 28

This coming Saturday at the University Museum visitors can relive the origins of the Olympics in a noon-4 p.m. celebration. Zeus and Hera oversee demonstrations of the ancient sports of javelin and discus throwing and wrestling. There are also audience competitions, traditional Greek music and folk dance, talks, videos and storytelling. Among the children's activities are foot races for girls as well as boys (unlike the ancient games, which were restricted to males), and crafts workshops where kids can create olive-wreath crowns and victory vases. This is one of the Museum's World Culture Day celebrations, free with Museum admission donation: $5 general; $2.50 students and senior citizens; free for children under 6, Museum members and PENNcard holders.


Almanac

Volume 43 Number 5
September 24, 1996


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