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VIRTUAL - All the Games in the World

November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST

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AIA Society: Houston

PEH4PM Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; 15 August, 2018. Pictured; Irving Finkel. Finkel is an expert reader of cuneiform inscriptions on clay tablets and a British Museum scholar. His book, "The Writing in the Stone", is a work of bloodcurdling fiction set in Mesopotamia and inspired by a fractured piece of stone that resembles a cuneiform stone. Credit: Iain Masterton/Alamy Live News

Irving Finkel is back, talking about ancient games!

In the 16th century CE, the most remarkable document was composed in the form of a hymn to the goddess Ishtar. This composition lists all the games of every type played by boys and girls. In the following centuries, other lists of games were made and by comparing, startling discoveries ensue.

Don’t miss the chance to hear the person who discovered the rules for the Game of Ur in a live YouTube event!

Drawing at the end of the event for a signed copy of the Royal Game of Ur!

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November 20, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
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Becky Lao
Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society


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