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Victorious athlete: The Vaison Daidoumenos

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this is actually a statue of an athlete who won at one of the major contests in ancient Greece died Oona Munoz literally means tying something around his head and what he's actually doing is tying a red woollen ribbon around his head because the ribbon was something that was given to victors in the ancient games it may come as a surprise to know that in the ancient Olympic Games there were no material prizes the athletes were given simply the ribbons and crowns and the privileges setting up a statue of themselves in the sanctuary at Olympia what mattered to athletes in antiquity was Fame and celebrity