A toy ball from #Roman-period Egypt, made of linen strengthened with strips of reed painted red & green; it also has stone chips inside that make it rattle when shaken. Amazing to think of someone playing with this toy 1500+ years ago! (📷 BM) #Archaeology #RomanArchaeology
This Ancient Egyptian game of ‘Hounds and Jackals’ is almost 4,000 years old! It was discovered in 1910 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in the tomb of an official named Reniseneb at Thebes. It is made of ebony and ivory and dated c. 1814–1805 BCE. 📷 The Met NY.
Evidence of Roman gaming at Richborough Fort. Bone, glass & samian ware counters, 2 pieces of a single game board cut from reused marble from the Richborough triumphal arch & fragments of bone inlay from a dice tower used to reduce cheating c.AD300 #RomanFortThursday #Archaeology