Chichen Itza
Gebel Berkal

World Heritage Site

for World Heritage Travellers

Board Games

WHS connected to the playing of a board game

The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.

Connected Sites

  • Ancient Thebes: Tomb of Nefertari with a mural showing her playing the ancient Egyptian game of "Senet"  Link
  • 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!  Link
  • Petra: There is a view that a number of carvings at Petra were "boards" for playing a version of the "sowing" game "Mancala"  Link
  • Shahr-i Sokhta: The oldest discovered backgammon


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Board Games?

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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source