in

Board game dating to the Roman period found in Jerusalem (www.haaretz.com)

The game was found carved probably by bored Roman soldiers onto the stone flooring of the city square and it has now been identified as Alquerque, an ancestor of checkers originated in Ancient Egypt.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Posted by What a Find

Team Editor Whatafind.com

Peruvian mummy found tied up with its hands covering its face (www.dailymail.co.uk)

Ancient Celtic warhorn found by detectorist in East Anglia to sell at auction (www.eadt.co.uk)