My review of the British Museum’s – Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art which explores daily life, gender, sexuality, athleticism, heroism, and the social and political ideologies the Greeks espoused through their views on the human form.
Ancient Egyptian boardgames normally have a religious symbolism, although it is often very difficult to find the exact meaning. One cannot examine the subject of Egyptian boardgames without taking into account this background.
Very little is known of the games played in Precolumbian Andean cultures. Significantly none is mentioned in H. Murray
Reference to board games in Persia can be found as early as the Achaemenid period, where according to Plutarch a board game with dice was played by Artaxerxes.
The Origin of Chess and the Silk Road Horst Remus The Silk Road Foundation Newsletter: Vol.1:1 (2003) Abstract The classical research about the origin…
The gladiatorial games are intrinsically linked to our perception of Roman history and culture as they are a microcosm of Roman society.