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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. each 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 earlier is noticeable 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 historic Egyptian video games, taking a look quite at how they convey touch with different cultures and civilizations. video game practices, that have been additionally a part of Egyptian rituals and divination, travelled during the jap Mediterranean. This booklet explores the position 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 learn initiatives in addition to surveys of archaeological websites in Egypt and its surrounding areas. the implications enable new perception into old Egypt's diplomacy and the position of board video games examine in knowing its extent.

Written by way of 3 authors recognized the world over for his or her services in this subject, it will be the 1st quantity on historic Egyptian video games of its style and a much-needed contribution to the sphere of either Egyptology and board video games studies.

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