Ancient Egyptians at Play: Board Games Across Borders by Walter Crist,Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi,Alex de Voogt PDF

By Walter Crist,Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi,Alex de Voogt

the wealthy heritage of Egypt has supplied well-known examples of board video games performed in antiquity. each one of those video games presents facts of touch among Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's prior is obvious on online game forums.

This quantity starts off by means of introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of probability and is going directly to hint the historical past and distribution of historical Egyptian video games, having a look relatively at how they express touch with different cultures and civilizations. video game practices, which have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled in the course of the japanese Mediterranean. This e-book explores the position of Egypt in accepting and disseminating video games in the course of its lengthy background. during the last few years, the level and the modes of touch became larger understood via museum and archival examine initiatives in addition to surveys of archaeological websites in Egypt and its surrounding areas. the consequences let new perception into historic Egypt's diplomacy and the position of board video games study in knowing its extent.

Written by way of 3 authors identified the world over for his or her services in this subject, this may be the 1st quantity on historical Egyptian video games of its sort and a much-needed contribution to the sphere of either Egyptology and board video games studies.

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