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

the wealthy historical past of Egypt has supplied well-known examples of board video games performed in antiquity. each one of those video games presents facts of touch among Egypt and its neighbours. From pre-dynastic rule to Arab and Ottoman invasions, Egypt's prior is noticeable on online game forums.

This quantity begins by way of introducing the reader to board video games in addition to tools of probability and is going directly to hint the historical past and distribution of historical Egyptian video games, having a look quite 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 japanese Mediterranean. This publication explores the function of Egypt in accepting and disseminating video games in the course of its lengthy heritage. over the past few years, the level and the modes of touch became higher understood via museum and archival study initiatives 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 way of 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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