Egyptian limestone game "mehen" 2890 BC Mehen is a board game that was played in ancient Egypt. The game was named in reference to Mehen, a mythological snake-god. This is a Mehen gaming board (Naqada III or Early Dynastic, about 3000 BC); exact findspot is not known. It was used together with six lions (sometimes other animals) and six sets of balls/marbles.

Egyptian limestone game "mehen" 2890 BC Mehen is a board game that was played in ancient Egypt. The game was named in reference to Mehen, a mythological snake-god. This is a Mehen gaming board (Naqada III or Early Dynastic, about 3000 BC); exact findspot is not known. It was used together with six lions (sometimes other animals) and six sets of balls/marbles.

St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 43: Joachim Vadian: Chronikbůch ettlicher äbten zů S. Gallen · 1529/1530 jusqu'à 1532 Langue:	Allemand  (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/fr/list/one/vad/0043)

St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 43: Joachim Vadian: Chronikbůch ettlicher äbten zů S. Gallen · 1529/1530 jusqu'à 1532 Langue: Allemand (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/fr/list/one/vad/0043)

1301-1333 Zürich    Le Roi Otto IV de Brandenburg jouant aux échecs avec une femme  Manessische Liederhandschrift oder Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift

1301-1333 Zürich Le Roi Otto IV de Brandenburg jouant aux échecs avec une femme Manessische Liederhandschrift oder Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift

This painting in a church in Täby, Sweden, by Albertus Pinktor around 1480, inspired Ingmar Bergman, where the knight, Antonius Block, plays chess with Death. Photo by Hans Olind.

This painting in a church in Täby, Sweden, by Albertus Pinktor around 1480, inspired Ingmar Bergman, where the knight, Antonius Block, plays chess with Death. Photo by Hans Olind.

Un tablero de ajedrez de 6x6 sobre una mesa. Schachzabel, principios del siglo XV

Un tablero de ajedrez de 6x6 sobre una mesa. Schachzabel, principios del siglo XV

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