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    Hopscotch began in ancient Britain during the early Roman Empire. The original hopscotch courts were over 100 feet long and used for military training exercises. Roman foot-soldiers ran the course in full armor and field packs to improve their footwork, much the same way modern football players run through rows of truck tires today.

    Roman children drew their own smaller courts in imitation of the soldiers, added a scoring system and "Hopscotch" spread throughout Europe.


    1. Mexycan 80 months ago | reply

      Isn't it usually with numbers? Very interesting... and NICE!

    2. terryogara 19 months ago | reply

      Marvelous image. I used it to illustrate an essay about storytelling and digital narratology, and attributed back to you in the caption with a link. Thanks for CC sharing. URL: criticalnoise.blogspot.com/2010/11/storymessage-theory.html

    3. Esteban J. Pérez Castilla 7 months ago | reply

      I love your pic! :-) I'm writting a post on roman alphabet for my blog (www.profedeletras.es). Do you mind if I use this photo? I will atribute it to you, of course :)

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