Some fighting games, such as free wrestling, boxing and other violent games, may be a source of inconvenience for many, but they are interesting to others, and perhaps this type of violent sports is the worst and hardest of what man has made, for sports and entertainment, but did you know that for those games  An ancient history, as it moved from one civilization to another, under different names and for different reasons, each of which represented an expression of a thought and the goals of the society in which it was raised.

 Among the most important civilizations that adopted that type of violent sports, the ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian, but with the difference between old and new, that in the past you were not a winner or a loser like now, but you either won or died!  It is indisputable, and you may spend the rest of your life with a permanent disability as well, and this is the history of those violent sports, across different civilizations.

 The duel of fishermen in ancient Egypt ... either winning or drowning between the tusks of crocodiles:

 Of course, fencing is not easy, but do you expect it to be done with water?  Certainly, the topic is more difficult and dangerous, and the dueling games between fishermen are among the most famous and prominent games in ancient Egypt, and that game was carried out on the fishermen's fragile boats, and whoever wins can throw his opponent into the river's water.

 The game of fencing in the water had religious purposes, as described by the ancient Egyptian papyri, which were found by archaeologists, and its plan was made by the ancient fingers on the walls of the temples, which showed that the fishermen's boats were full of offerings, which were presented to the gods, so the sport was in order to worship the gods and draw close to them.  , Not for entertainment and win-win purpose.

 Thus the opponent was the one who was trying to prevent you from winning, in offering your sacrifice to the gods, and winning their approval, and thus, the loser in that battle would be a delicacy for the crocodiles that had always been filled with the river, and he might also drown if he did not have sufficient ability to swim.

 Wrestling with lions ... kill the monster, or it will kill you

 The ancient Roman civilization was famous for its brutal games as well, so the sport of Venatio was the bloodiest, lonely and violent in sporting history. If you survive death today, you will fight your battle the next day, and that was the most important rule in that bloody game, and the nature of this  The game requires you, to face a ferocious lion with your weapon, either to kill him or he kills you.

 This brutal game led to the death of thousands of people who fought it, whether from humans or animals. The participating animals were not only lions, but several types, including crocodiles, wild pigs and elephants as well, and the wrestler might be a Christian, and he made a mistake and his innocence is proven if he survives.  Or a criminal in society to be disposed of in a fair way, from the point of view of the ancient Romans.

 O he who is about to die I salute you:

 When rulers assume power in their kingdoms in the past, they would hold loud celebrations, but what distinguishes an empire or civilization from others lies in the same method of celebration. It is not strange for any ruler of any age to hold a celebration when his empire accomplishes a task, but the method of celebration is that  They differ, and going back in time to the Roman civilization, we find that bloody and violence spread their ties in most of that civilization's customs, and the ceremonial ritual of Naumachia, one of the bloodiest Roman rituals at all.

 This celebration was represented in a bloody naval battle, in which thousands of men, including warriors and prisoners of war, would participate, and the decisive battle was taking place between them with spears, in front of the clapping crowds, and the emperor for whom the celebration was held, opened his celebration, saying: O he who is about to die, I greet you.

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