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Egyptian-type gaming board

Egyptian-type gaming board

Egyptian-type gaming board

Pottery

H: 11.5; W: 7.7 cm

Israel Antiquities Authority
IAA:

P-72

Archaeology/Israelite & Persian Periods

Kings, nobles, priests, and common folk all played board games in Egypt. In the game of senet, two players competed across a board marked with thirty squares, aiming to move their game pieces as quickly as possible. Another Egyptian game had 58 depressions for game pieces in the shape of dogs and jackals. From the archaeological remains we learn that both these games were well received in Canaan.

Exhibitions:

Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 04/03/2016 - 31/12/2016