The long jump was the only type of jumping contest in the ancient Olympics. It differed vitally from our long jump in that athletes used pairs of weights or halteres, swung forward on take-off and back just before landing, probably as a handicap.
British Museum curator Judith Swaddling describes the amphora.
The Stadium is one of Aphrodisias' most remarkable surviving buildings. It was 270 m long and 59 m wide with 30 rows of seats. It had the capacity of 30,000 spectators. It is one of the best preserved ancient stadiums and also one of the largest.