The Royal Game of Ur

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Jan van der Crabben
by Jan van der Crabben (Photographer)
published on 26 April 2012
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The Royal Game of Ur, as exhibited in the British Museum, London. Early Dynastic III, about 2600 BC.

Game boards of this type were found in at least six royal graves at Ur. They are made of wood, inlaid with carnelian, shell, and lapis lazuli (which was the most precious mineral at the time).

This game was played all across the Ancient Near East for about 3000 years.

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(Photographer), J. v. d. C. (2012, April 26). The Royal Game of Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/95/the-royal-game-of-ur/

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