Monday, February 17, 2020
Ancient Egyptian Board Game of Death - ROBERT SEPEHR
An ancient Egyptian 'board game of death' was used to communicate with the dead about 3,500 years ago. The game, called Senet, was played at all levels of Egyptian society from when it first emerged 5,000 years ago, played by two competitors, on a board that resembled a cross between chess and backgammon. Ancient Egyptian texts describe the game as depicting the movement of the soul through the Egyptian realm of the dead.
A Senet board is located in the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and while some believe the board started out as entertainment, Egyptian tomb art depicts the tomb’s dead inhabitant playing Senet against living friends and relatives, with Texts from the time suggesting the game had been seen as a conduit through which the dead could communicate with the living. Thank you for supporting Atlantean Gardens! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5703352 Robert Sepehr is an anthropologist and author http://amazon.com/Robert-Sepehr/e/B00XTAB1YC/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlanteangardens/ https://www.facebook.com/robertsepehr/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/robertsepehr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/robertsepehr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMqG0kLgrRv9tODTDG12oZA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0gkKMGpCgyun7OoEOseryg