An experience of a lifetime, and one I got to experience with my family. Proof is in the video at 2:42 where I line up at the hysplex, dressed in toga (and nothing underneath) and get ready for the 100 meter dash. This is all thanks to my wife, an archaeologist who dug inside the crypt of Zeus at Ancient Nemea under the supervision of U.C. Berkeley professor emeritus Stephen Miller.
I will add more media to this post, but for now, here is an article with photo slideshow that I did describing the advent of the hysplex.
- Ready, Set, Go! The Ancient Olympic Technology Of Fair Starts (siliconvalleywatcher.com)
- Let the games begin (todayonline.com)
- Greece’s Nemean Games – the alternative Olympics (oddonion.com)
- The Victory Odes of Pindar (oup.com)