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

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 recognized 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 earlier is obvious on video game forums.

This quantity begins by way 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 old Egyptian video games, having a look quite at how they exhibit touch with different cultures and civilizations. online 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 higher understood via museum and archival learn 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 position of board video games learn in figuring out its extent.

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

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