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Handmade Game Board

Excavations at Shar-e-Sokhteh, an archaeological site in southeastern Iran have uncovered evidence of an early ancestor of the game of backgammon, dating to 3000 B.C. The artifacts include two dice and 60 checkers, and a board fashioned from the coils of a snake. The Royal Game of Ur is another early ancestor of modern backgammon, played in ancient Mesopotamia. Dating to 2600 B.C., it was discovered in the Royal Tombs of Ur in modern day Iraq in the 1920's. With intricate wood inlay and elaborate hand painted detailing, this backgammon board is equal parts game set and work of art. Handcrafted in Iran, each one-of-a-kind game board features colorful depictions of a polo match. The board can be used for backgammon, checkers or chess and includes hand carved game pieces. Open game board measures 20" x 18.5"

  • Handcrafted Persian Game Board
    $1,500

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