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Make and Play the Royal Game of Ur

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Friday, Jan. 12, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET


A paper board game with a die and two sets of stones

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

During an expedition to the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur, archaeologists from the Penn Museum uncovered what may be the oldest board game in human history. Students will learn the history of the “Royal Game of Ur” and how it influenced other games in the ancient world. They will then learn to design and play their own version of the game.

Recommended Materials: Blank sheet of paper, a ruler, a writing utensil, a six-sided die, and 14 small objects (seven of each type) for game pieces.

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