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Hounds and Jackals

Hounds and Jackals is a bit like Senet but instead of moving pieces on a board like Senet, the players plug hound-headed and jackal-headed pegs into holes in the board. Thought to be the origin of the modern game of Snakes & Ladders, Hounds and...

iPhone App: Senet

Have you ever played backgammon? Well the ancient Egyptian game senet is much like backgammon. The word ‘senet’ in the ancient Egyptian language means passing and is an apt description of the game which involves moving the pieces around the board in am ‘S’ shaped...

Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus

Though not really a game, America’s National Library of Medicine has provided an interactive online presentation of the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus that is fun to explore. The Edwin Smith Surgical papyrus dates to Dynasties 16-17 of the Second Intermediate Period, about 1600 BC, though...

Explore the Tomb of Perneb

The Metropolitan Museum of Art received the tomb of Perneb as a gift in 1913.  After it was shipped back from Egypt the tomb was reconstructed inside the museum stone by stone and was completed in 2004.  They’ve created an interactive experience for you to learn all about...

Book of the Dead Puzzle

The British Museum has created a puzzle game where you piece together fragments of papyrus to recreate Hunefer’s Book of the Dead. Are you up to the Challenge? The British Museum’s Book of the Dead Exhibition runs until 6 March 2011. Read the latest tweets...

The Mummy Maker

How did the ancient Egyptians mummify the dead? Do you know what bits and pieces were removed from a body before it was mummified? In this game from the Oriental Institute you learn all about mummification. You even get to scoop the brains out of...