Royal Game of Ur set (2600-2400 BCE) from the British Museum

Links and resources that might be fun and/or useful for students of my Royal Game of Ur lecture at DEAR on September 28, 2021.

  • Irving Finkel’s paper on his decoding of the rules of the Royal Game of Ur from a neglected cuneiform tablet at the British Museum.
  • Irving Finkel vs. Tom Scott playing the Royal Game of Ur. Very entertaining 25-minute video from the British Museum showing the spirited game referred to in the lecture.
  • Rules for Royal Game of Ur – Synthesis from several sources of a playable set of rules.
  • Game Board for Royal Game of Ur – Printable pdf of the game board used by attendees of the lecture.

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