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

the wealthy heritage 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 earlier is noticeable on online game forums.

This quantity begins through introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of likelihood and is going directly to hint the background and distribution of historic Egyptian video games, having a look really at how they express 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 jap Mediterranean. This e-book explores the function of Egypt in accepting and disseminating video games in the course of its lengthy historical past. over the past few years, the level and the modes of touch became larger understood via museum and archival study tasks 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 figuring out its extent.

Written via 3 authors recognized the world over 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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