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 historical past of Egypt has supplied well-known examples of board video games performed in antiquity. each 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 online game forums.

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

Written through 3 authors recognized across the world for his or her services in this subject, it will be the 1st quantity on historic 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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