Ancient Egypt Games

"They played many public and private games"

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The accident that we know them chiefly from the remains in their tombs or the inscriptions on their temples has misled us into exaggerating their solemnity.

Ancient Egyptians Games

Ancient Egypt Games

We perceive from some of their sculptures and reliefs, and from their burlesque stories of the gods, that they had a jolly turn for humor.

They played many public and private games, such as checkers and dice;

they gave many modern toys to their children, like marbles, bouncing balls, tenpins and tops;

they enjoyed wrestling contests, boxing matches and bull¬fights.

At feasts and recreations they were anointed by attendants, were wreathed with flowers, feted with wines, and presented with gifts.

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