Games Ancient People Played

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society & UW-Milwaukee Archaeology Research Laboratory

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

UW-Milwaukee Sabin Hall Room 275
3413 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

Try your hand at Senet, game of Egyptian kings, and learn to play Mühle (Nine Men's Morris) like a Roman soldier. Find out who invented chess and when; and where the first loaded dice were found.

In honor of International Archaeology Day, local archaeologists from UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, and elsewhere will engage visitors in Ancient Games and Puzzles from around the world. This is your chance to have fun playing games while you learn who invented some of the games we still play today, how old they are, where and by whom they were played in the past, and—most important for archaeology—how do we know all this?

Free and Open to the Public


Jane Waldbaum

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