Ancient Egyptians at Play: Board Games Across Borders (Bloomsbury Egyptology)

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 seen on online game forums.

This quantity begins by way of introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of likelihood and is going directly to hint the historical past and distribution of historic Egyptian video games, taking a look relatively at how they express touch with different cultures and civilizations. video game practices, that have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled through the japanese Mediterranean. This e-book explores the position 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 larger understood via museum and archival learn tasks in addition to surveys of archaeological websites in Egypt and its surrounding areas. the implications enable new perception into historic Egypt's diplomacy and the position of board video games study in knowing its extent.

Written by means of 3 authors recognized across the world for his or her services in this subject, it will 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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