hist-games: Morris game from the temple in Kurna

u.schaedler at museedujeu.com u.schaedler at museedujeu.com
Mon Jul 14 08:15:30 PDT 2008


Hi,
this is nonsens. It's based only on Parker's book "Ancient Ceylon" from
1907. In fact, there are a lot of designs on the temple roof, some of them
date to at least the Coptic, i.e. Christian era. So there is no possibility
at all to date these designs. Also, we do not even know if those designs
which look like game boards are in fact game boards. There are among the
signs mason's marks and magic symbols, perhaps most of these designs were
meant as such... Forget Kurna, until a complete new documentation of the
roof will have been published.
Ulrich

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De la part de Piotr Adamczyk
Envoyé : vendredi, 11. juillet 2008 10:25
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Objet : hist-games: Morris game from the temple in Kurna


Hey,
 
I am searching for a photo of the oldest Morris game. It is often mentioned
that it was found in one othe egyptian temples in Kurna and is dated c.a.
1400 b.c.
Also Fox and Geese...
 
Piotr Adamczyk
 
P.S. just started project about the use of old board games and copies of old
toys in the museum lessons for childrens. :)
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