Ancient Board Games
WHS connected to the playing of an ancient board game.
|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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