hist-games: Halatafl

Mats Winther mwi9 at swipnet.se
Thu Nov 10 09:34:17 PST 2005


Den 2005-11-10 12:48:42 skrev <u.schaedler at museedujeu.com>:


> Hi Mats,
> just a short remark: the games scratched into the roofing slabs at Kurna
> are NOT DATED. Nowadays egyptologists think they are relatively recent
> (Islamic period).
> There is an "Alquerque"-board scratched into the surface of a rock at
> Metschamor, Georgia, difficult to date, and another one scratched in a
> block in the Histroical and Town Museum at Barcelona, dated 1st-5th
> century AD).
  >
> For Indian Games see: Sedentary Games of India, ed by N. Ry and A. Gosh,
> Calcutta 1999.
  >
> Ulrich Schädler



Thanks for the information. I immediately updated my homepage. Does
somebody know whether these games are still played today in India and
whether they are used in ritual circumstances?

Mats



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