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

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

the wealthy background of Egypt has supplied recognized examples of board video games performed in antiquity. each one of those video games presents proof of touch among Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's earlier is noticeable on video game forums.

This quantity begins by means of introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of likelihood and is going directly to hint the heritage and distribution of historic Egyptian video games, having a look really at how they convey touch with different cultures and civilizations. video game practices, that have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled during the jap Mediterranean. This publication explores the function of Egypt in accepting and disseminating video games in the course of its lengthy heritage. during the last few years, the level and the modes of touch became higher understood via museum and archival study initiatives in addition to surveys of archaeological websites in Egypt and its surrounding areas. the consequences enable new perception into historical Egypt's diplomacy and the position of board video games study in figuring out its extent.

Written by way of 3 authors recognized across the world for his or her services in this subject, this may be the 1st quantity on old Egyptian video games of its variety and a much-needed contribution to the sector of either Egyptology and board video games studies.

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