Egyptian Games and Sports

Egyptian Games and Sports

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The Ancient Egyptian enjoyed a wide range of sports and games - young men chased lions and ostriches across the desert, while dignified married couples relaxed over a game of 'senet'. Children played with balls and dolls. Even the Egyptian kings took their own sporting prowess very seriously - as living demi-gods they were expected to dominate the sports field just as they dominated every other sphere of Egyptian life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 148 x 202 x 8mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w
  • 0747806616
  • 9780747806615
  • 830,519

Table of contents

Board games; Non-board games; Athletics; Hunting, shooting and fishing; Martial arts; Water sports; Acrobatics and Dance.show more

About Joyce A. Tyldesley

Joyce Tyldesley studied the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean at Liverpool University. In 1986 she was awarded a DPhil in archaeology from Oxford University. She has a wide range of fieldwork experience, having excavated extensively in Britain, Europe and Egypt. Dr Tyldesley is a well-known broadcaster and the author of many books, both scholarly and more popular, on Ancient Egypt.show more

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