• Roman Chariot Racing

    Image ID
    FOT1197366
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    RF Royalty Free
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    11.6 MB
    TIFF
    Image Dimensions
    5407 x 5025 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    458 x 425 mm
    18.0 x 16.8 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    artwork illustration painting roman chariot racing horses chariots running helmet charioteer teams tunics Rome stock image stock photo
    Description
    Roman Chariot Racing. Some Romans preferred a day at the races. Horses pulled fast chariots round race-tracks, called ÔcircusesÕ. The most famous was the Circus Maximus in Rome, which had room for 250,000 spectators. There could be up to 24 races each day. Twelve chariots took part in each race, running seven times round the oval track Ð a total distance of about eight kilometres. Chariots often collided and overturned. Each charioteer carried a sharp knife, called a ÔfalxÕ, to cut himself free from the wreckage. Even so, many horses and charioteers were killed. Racing rivalries sometimes led to riots. Races were organised by four separate teams Ð the Reds, Blues, Greens and Whites. Charioteers wore tunics in their teamsÕ colours. Each team had a keen Ð and violent Ð group of fans.
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    Miles Kelly
    Contributor
    Miles Kelly Publishing
    Date Taken
    2014-09-30
    Uploaded on
    2014-10-01
    Collection
    History
    Category
    Heritage
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    History
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