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La Culebra: Uno de los juegos más pòpulares del Antiguo Egipto

Mehen, a game board in the form of a coiled snake. One of the earliest Egyptian games. Oriental Institue, University of Chicago

Tablero de la Oca. Muy popular en el antiguo Egipto, consistía en llegar con la Oca del Dios Amón hasta liberar al sol de las Tinieblas.

Tablero de la Oca. Muy popular en el antiguo Egipto, consistía en llegar con la Oca del Dios Amón hasta liberar al sol de las Tinieblas.

egyptian limestone game "mehen" 2890 BCE

Egyptian limestone game "mehen" 2890 BC Mehen is a board game that was played…

Jeu du serpent du roi Péribsen | Musée du Louvre | Paris

Jeu du serpent du roi Péribsen | Musée du Louvre | Paris

Les Jeux Réunis , Jeux, game collection, on the cover and on single game boxes "Marque de, Fabrique", among them "JLR / Paris" in hexagram, ...

Les Jeux Réunis , Jeux, game collection, on the cover and on single game boxes…

Who needs video games when you have Mehen?! ;) Ancient Egyptian Board games.  ~S #ancient #egypt #games

Egyptian limestone board game "mehen" (Naqada III or Early Dynastic, about 3000 BC). The game was named in reference to Mehen, a mythological snake-god. It was used together with six lions (sometimes other animals) and six sets of balls/marbles.

"A game board in the form of a coiled snake was among the earliest Egyptian games. Using a set of lion-shaped and round markers, play started at the snake's tail, which was in the form of a bird's head. The two or four opponents raced each other to the goal located in the snake's head. Mehen was the name of the serpent deity whose coils protected the sun god."

"A game board in the form of a coiled snake was among the earliest Egyptian…

A cosmetic palette with astrological overtones from Gerzeh dating the Naqada II (3500-3100 BC)

A cosmetic palette with astrological overtones from Gerzeh (predynastic Egypt) dating the Naqada II BC)

Mammoth ivory wheel from Sungir, Upper Paleolithic. I think it could be jewelry at some point...

Upper Paleolithic Mammoth Ivory Wheel -- Excavated from Sunghir (Russia) -- Possibly originally mounted on a spear. It may have had feathers or other decorations attached using the beautifully carved holes in the disk.

The medieval mystery of Nine Men's Morris investigated at Creswell Crags in Derbyshire

xperts from Sheffield University have unearthed a medieval incarnation of the strategy board game Nine Men’s Morris, which had been popular since Roman times

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