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

ISBN-10: 1474221173

ISBN-13: 9781474221177

ISBN-10: 1474221181

ISBN-13: 9781474221184

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

This quantity starts off through introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of likelihood and is going directly to hint the background and distribution of historical Egyptian video games, taking a look rather at how they exhibit touch with different cultures and civilizations. video game practices, that have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled during the japanese 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 implications let new perception into old Egypt's diplomacy and the function of board video games examine in realizing its extent.

Written through 3 authors identified the world over for his or her services in this subject, this can be the 1st quantity on old 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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