People around the world have been juggling for thousands of years. The earliest known depiction of juggling is from nearly 4,000 years ago in Egypt, and descriptions of juggling from the Book of Liezi date back approximately 2,500 years. Forms of juggling have been popular in Ancient Greek, Roman, Aztec, Tongan, medieval European, and Japanese societies. Modern juggling in the United States largely grew out of the popularity of juggling acts in traveling circuses and Vaudeville, and jugglers can be seen with a variety of props and techniques in circuses, street performances, and more.
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