hist-games: Indian War-games
mwi9 at swipnet.se
Thu Nov 10 11:00:02 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.
Why on earth did they inscribe the game patterns on the roofing
slabs? They did this in India, too.
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