2012/08/01

Ancient Egyptian Board Games

The ancient Egyptians and their loved ones games to play. These two activities have been grouped in the many games that were designed specifically for adults. Board games were very common in ancient Egypt and people from all levels of society played them. Many game boards from ancient Egypt have been found by archaeologists. However, the rules on how to play these games have not survived. By studying the game tips and other evidence, the experts made educated guesses about how these games were played.

Ancient Egyptian Board Games
Ancient Egyptian Board Games


Senet was the most popular of them. He was played by two people, whether on the advice developed carved and inlaid, like the one found in Tutankhamun's tomb, or just scratched in the earth. The oldest known representation of Senet is in a painting from the tomb of Hesy, from 2686 BC.


Aseb, "The game Twenty Squares" (often mistaken for Tjau, "The Game of Thieves 'or' The Game of Thieves") was played from 3000 BC to 400 AD and is one of the oldest games known. Aseb is an example of a game that seems to have 'invaded' Egypt from the outside and is certainly closely related to "Royal Game of Ur" Sumerian (and a parent can Cretan known as the game Knossos) He is believed to have been brought to Egypt from Mesopotamia by the Hyksos.


This is an excellent game, enjoyable and interesting to play. It has often been on the back side of Senet boards, and councils have been created which may be combined. Further down the line, the merger would lead to Aseb Senet and Backgammon.

Ancient Egyptian Board Games
Ancient Egyptian Board Games

 
'Mehen', which means "coiled" or as a verb, "to coil" in ancient Egyptian was played on a gameboard spiral - often explicitly in the form of a serpent - with varying numbers of slots (playing squares), six sets of differently colored marbles (game pieces, with six balls to a set), and six special pieces playing as a dangerous animal predator - most often lions ( but sometimes dogs or even hippos).

It is the only multiplayer game map ancient Egyptian known - the others were contests between two players (or teams), while Mehen could accommodate up to six participants. Strangely, it also appears to have ceased to be played in ancient Egypt from just after 2000 BC. (During the early Middle Kingdom).

Seega is an ancient Egyptian board game similar to the controllers and go where you try to capture your opponent's pieces. Some Egyptologists have even compared the risk of Seega. The game is at an edge of 5 x 5. To begin, players place two pieces on the board, a player on the X and the other on its O (see photo). Then each player in turn the rest of their 10 pieces on the board, while leaving the central vacuum. Dogs and jackals (aka Hounds and Jackals) - played with the dog and jackal heads on a stick. This game was introduced in the 1950 film The Ten Commandments.


Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian hairstyles created the status of the individual in society. As a girl, Egyptian children, boys and girls) had their hair shaved, except a long lock of hair attached to the side of the head. With the onset of puberty, boys shave the rest of their hair, while the girls wore their hair in braids or a ponytail style, with only the tail hangs in the back of the clothing worn by the Egyptians CenterThe Ancient was simple, consisting of changes for white women and kilts for men.

 The garment was adorned with fabulous jewelry, scarves and aprons and the addition of decorative and very fashionable wigs. The ancient Egyptians usually kept their hair short or shaved, and the rich Egyptian men wore wigs. The women of ancient Egypt have kept their hair long and braided, they curled. Rich women wore wigs as elaborate.

Egyptian Hairstyles
Egyptian Hairstyles


Egyptian Wigs

Variations in hairstyles EgyptianThe hairstyles of the ancient Egyptians were subject to some variation depending on their status in society. These variations were as follows:

    
Status - the highest status of the more elaborate the hairstyle, wigs and jewelry

    
Role in society - the Egyptian priests shaved their hair completely and do not wear a wig

    
Gender - men and women adopted different hairstyles

    
Age - Children of both sexes wore the "lock of youth". Older men and women dyed their hair with henna

    
Fashion - Hairstyles and fashions have changed during different periods of ancient Egyptian history





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 Egyptian Hairstyles

  
Hairstyles of the ancient Egyptian woman
 
The women of ancient Egypt in the early Middle Kingdom kept their hair short, while women of the New Kingdom later kept their long hair braided and they curled. Rich women wore wigs as elaborate. Long hair was dressed like the braids, ponytails braided, and sometimes a fringe has been cut. Rich curly hair has been carefully and sometimes adorned with jewels, gold sprigs, flowers, beads, ribbons and hair bands. Women had a preference for the single hair that were held in place with clips and hairpins.
Ancient Egyptian hairstyles for men
Hairstyles of men in ancient Egypt has changed little throughout the period that lasted more than three thousand years. The ancient Egyptians usually kept their hair short or shaved. Rich Egyptian men then wore wigs or developed hair extensions.


Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles of
children

Hairstyles Egyptian children consisted of a shaved head, but a long braided wick that hung on the side. This strand of hair has been called the "lock of youth". This hairstyle was the traditional style worn by boys and girls until puberty. At the age of puberty, the "lock of youth" has been cut and the young men then adopted the same hairstyle as men - short or shaved. The girls then kept their hair long, they were dressed like braided ponytails or braids, and sometimes a fringe has been cut. Their hair was carefully curled and sometimes adorned with jewels, pearls and hair bands.

 
The beard of the Pharaohs


Despite the change in style and esteem accorded to the new lower face hair beard was still considered sacred to the gods and therefore the Pharaohs. The beard was considered a symbol of divine gods. Representations of the pharaohs, the two kings and queens, are seen wearing fake beards braided. 

Egyptian Hairstyles

 These false beards were religious symbols of the Pharaohs emphasizing their status as a living god. The bizarre false beards were tightly knotted, braided and hooked behind the ears. Styles and beards of various forms of long rectangular shape that has been cut down for a long braided beard as close a pigtail with the end that juts forward, like the beard on the chin Mask of Tutankhamun , Tutankhamun. They were worn on important religious ceremonies and others.




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