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Chariot racing was a popular, but very dangerous spectator sport in Ancient Greece and Rome. Teams consisted of a driver and usually four horses, and in some circumstances the drivers had financial backers in races. Chariot racing was included in the original Greek Olympics.

Usually on the second day of Olympics, spectators watched the equestrian events. This is including the 4 horse chariot race. It was a crowd favorite. There could be as many of 20 competitors on a wide track with an elaborate staring gate.

Chariot Races: Less violent than the gladiators, chariot racing was still an extreme, dangerous sport, in which drivers could die.    The teams attracted fierce passions from their supporters.    The Circus Maximus    Chariot races took place in the Circus Maximus, a huge, oval shaped stadium that could seat nearly 200,000 spectators. The stadium had two long parallel sides and one rounded end with seating all around. The other end was filled with stables and starting boxes.

Chariot racing arena Chariots raced around a circle like building seven times. Some people did die in chariot races. They were divided into four teams.

First ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake Photos Recreate Iconic Chariot Race -- Jack Huston is seen taking the reins during an epic chariot race in the first photos from Timur Bekmambetov's ‘Ben-Hur’ remake. -- http://movieweb.com/ben-hur-remake-photos-chariot-race-jack-huston/

First Ben-Hur Remake Photos Recreate Iconic Chariot Race

Watch the movie trailer for BEN-HUR! Coming to theatres August BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused.

Chariot Races by Helen Setser chariot racers try to answer questions about the reading

Chariot Races by Helen Setser chariot racers try to answer questions about the…

Roman chariot race.

Qvadriga is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team.

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The Hippodrome today, with the Walled Obelisk in the foreground and Thutmosis' Obelisk on the right.

Chariot Racing at the Circus Maximus (Original) art by Peter Jackson Archive

Chariot Racing at the Circus Maximus (Original) art by Peter Jackson Archive

Heracles chariot racing setup lan

Heracles chariot racing setup lan

A Roman Chariot Race from Pompeii | Roman wall painting depicting a chariot race. From Pompeii: Casa delle Quadrighe (House of the four-horse chariots, or House of the Chariot Race). Location: VII 2, 25, Pompeii. Now in the Naples Museum. Dated by the museum: ca. 68-79 CE.

Roman wall painting depicting a chariot race. From Pompeii: Casa delle Quadrighe (House of the four-horse chariots, or House of the Chariot Race). Now in the Naples Museum Dated by the museum: ca.

chariot racing scene in the Circus Maximus.

Chariot race in the Circus Maximus Rome. (I know this illustration is from the Time/Life series about western history from the sixties. Don't know the artist though.

During Pax Romana Romans celebrated 130 holidays as well as teams of charioteers competing in races in the circus maximus. Other holidays crowds watched gladiators.

During Pax Romana Romans celebrated 130 holidays as well as teams of charioteers competing in races in the circus maximus. Other holidays crowds watched gladiators.