Royal Game of Ur, Rare Ancient Game Replica Set in a Large Size. Exclusive, Top Quality Decorative Collector's Item.
Thick Square Patterned Textured Board with Storage Tray in "Eatrhy" Colors and White & Black Round Checkers.
This Royal Game of Ur is a Wonderful Home, Office or Garden Table Decor Creation and a "must-have" Addition for Art Collection Lovers.
Original Ancient Game Ceramic (Stoneware Quality) Reproduction of The Believed to be Oldest Game in History, Royal Game of Ur
This impressive Royal Game of Ur Board GameSet Consists of 1 Ceramic (Stoneware Quality) board, 14 Ceramic Checkers (Black & white).
Go 5000 years back to "Messopotamia" (Iraq) and Play this Glorious Game with the Royal Highness Himself.
Fabulously Handcrafted and Handpainted with Care this Extraordinary Ancient Game Infuses Style and Joyful Appeal to your Display Either For Decorating or For Gaming Purposes.
Playing Instructions in English Included.
Low Production Item
Comes With a Stylish Free Fabric Gift Bag
Made in Greece - Ships from Greece
Length 11.4" (29cm)
Width 5.1" (13cm)
Height 2.3" (6cm)
Total weight 5.3 lbs (2.4kg)
Royal Game of Ur is a race board game. Each player has seven pawns, and three dice each with two red and two white vertices.
The goal is to introduce the seven pawns, to move them along your designated path, and to be the first to have all the pawns out of the game, similar to backgammon.
Royal Game of Ur was well known during Biblical times. The discovery by Sir Leonard Woolley of four boards dating back more than 4,500 years (three of them complete) makes UR the oldest known complete board game found anywhere in the world.
During excavation of the "Royal Cemetery" in the city-state of UR in Mesopotamia, four boards which varied from simple to fine workmanship were found in tombs which date primarily to the Early Dynastic IIIA period (around 2600-2500 B.C.E.).
Ceramic or pottery refers to a process of forming, firing or baking, and glazing or decorating a mixture of clay and other materials, then refiring it to harden the glaze.
The three ceramics are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
Stoneware is made from a particular type of clay that is fired at high temperatures, generally up to 2,372 °F (or 1,300 °C).
Stoneware, named after its dense stone like quality after firing, is tougher and more durable.