The Royal Game of Ur, 2600 BC, south Mesopotamia (present day Iraq). Dark grey stone gaming counter with five inlaid white spots; circular. © Trustees of the British Museum

Ancient Game ToURnament


Education Court

Join Irving Finkel, expert on ancient Mesopotamian language, history, and culture for a friendly tournament featuring the ancient game of Ur. Learn how Ur was played, compete against your friends and family, and make your own version of the game. This is a free, drop-in program that complements Finkel's 2:00 p.m. lecture on ancient games.

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