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The Royal Game of Ur gets its name from two boardgames which were found in tombs by Sir Leonard Wooley, who was carrying out excavations in the ancient city of Ur in the 1920s. Read more at: http://www.gamecabinet.com/history/Ur.html Image from www.britishmuseum.org

Aschaffenburg Board Game, c. 1300, wood, silver, jasper, rock crystal, painted clay. -- The Stiftsmuseum Aschaffenburg

Relief of two Romans playing Tabula on a board across their knees. The organized arrangement of the chips or counters in rows indicates that this game is Tabula, as opposed to Duodecim Scriptorum, in which the chips would have been stacked (on 30 squares).