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

the wealthy background of Egypt has supplied recognized examples of board video games performed in antiquity. every one of those video games presents proof of touch among Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's prior is seen on video game forums.

This quantity begins by means of introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of probability and is going directly to hint the heritage and distribution of old Egyptian video games, taking a look really at how they express touch with different cultures and civilizations. video game practices, which have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled during the japanese Mediterranean. This booklet 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 larger understood via museum and archival learn tasks in addition to surveys of archaeological websites in Egypt and its surrounding areas. the consequences permit new perception into historic Egypt's diplomacy and the position of board video games learn in knowing its extent.

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

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