Egyptian Senet Activity

Senet is one of the oldest known board games. Fragmentary boards that could be senet have been found in First Dynasty burials in Egypt c. 3100 BC.  The game is also referred to in chapter XVII of the Book of the Dead and is thought that the game represents the journey from the land of the living to the land of the dead. The hieroglyphs specific parts of that journey.

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