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

ISBN-10: 147422119X

ISBN-13: 9781474221191

The wealthy historical past of Egypt has supplied recognized examples of board video games performed in antiquity. every one of those video games offers proof of touch among Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's previous is seen on online game boards.

This quantity begins via introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of likelihood and is going directly to hint the heritage and distribution of historical Egyptian video games, having a look quite at how they exhibit touch with different cultures and civilizations. online game practices, that have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled in the course of the jap Mediterranean. This publication explores the function 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 larger 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 historical Egypt's diplomacy and the function of board video games learn in realizing its extent.

Written via 3 authors recognized the world over for his or her services in this subject, this can be the 1st quantity on old Egyptian video games of its style and a much-needed contribution to the sphere of either Egyptology and board video games reviews.

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