The Motya Charioteer
Chariot-racing was a hugely popular sport in antiquity, much like Formula One nowadays. The owners of the teams of horses generally employed charioteers rather than risk their own lives in this immensely dangerous sport.
Curator, Peter Higgs describes the charioteer. Audio only
Courtesy of the Regione Siciliana Assessorato dei Beni Cultural e dell'Identita Siciliana, with thanks to the Italian Cultural Institute in London
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