Games of the Ancient World

Part of the Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series

Recorded February 5, 2012


"Like Spilt Milk: How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated"
Irving Finkel
Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum

"Between Play and Rebirth: The Game of Hounds and Jackals"
Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi
Hagop Kevorkian Research Associate, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art

"Moves in the Abstract: Chess Pieces of the Middle East"
Anna Contadini
Reader in the Art and Archaeology of Islam, Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

We thank the many friends of Charles K. Wilkinson and of The Metropolitan Museum of Art who have generously funded the lecture series.

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