The Ancient Egyptian enjoyed a wide range of sports and games - young men chased lions and ostriches across the desert, while dignified married couples relaxed over a game of 'senet'. Children played with balls and dolls. Even the Egyptian kings took their own sporting prowess very seriously - as living demi-gods they were expected to dominate the sports field just as they dominated every other sphere of Egyptian life.
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(210mm x 150mm x 6mm)
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Author Biography - Joyce A. Tyldesley
Joyce Tyldesley studied the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean at Liverpool University. In 1986 she was awarded a DPhil in archaeology from Oxford University. She has a wide range of fieldwork experience, having excavated extensively in Britain, Europe and Egypt. Dr Tyldesley is a well-known broadcaster and the author of many books, both scholarly and more popular, on Ancient Egypt.