Beautiful fresco painting showing a javelin thrower at the ancient Olympic Games.(more information on the art of fresco wall painting...)
An exact museum reproduction, made of bonded marble and painted by hand.
The first Olympics were held in 776 B.C., and from then on after the completion of four years during the month of July or August. In total the Olympic Games consisted of 10 events running, the pentathlon, jumping, discus, javelin, wrestling, boxing, the pancration, chariot racing, and horse racing. All Greeks who were free citizens and had not committed murder or heresy, had the right to take part in the Olympic Games.