Ancient Board Games

WHS connected to the playing of an ancient board game.

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Ancient Thebes Tomb of Nefertari with a mural showing her playing the ancient Egyptian game of "Senet"
Fatehpur Sikri Courtyard for playing "Pachisi". A type of Ludo played by the Mughal Emperor Akbar using girls from his harem as "counters" with him "running" the game from a central raised chair!
Khami Ruins "Tsoro game board - several examples can be seen at Khami, marked out on granite boulders. This game, which is still played, uses small rounded river pebbles as counters." (see link)
Petra There is a view that a number of carvings at Petra were "boards" for playing a version of the "sowing" game "Mancala"
Shahr-i Sokhta The oldest discovered backgammon


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