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Evidence for Mehen

31 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.152
Type Artistic depiction
Location 29°50'59.34"N, 31°13'0.04"E
Date 2592-01-01BCE - 2544-12-31BCE
Rules Up to 6 players, six marbles and one lion per player, single track spiral board.
Content Painting from tomb of Hesy-Re showing Mehen board and playing pieces. Six crouching lion pieces and six sets of six round pieces alongside a spiral board. Quibbell 1913: 18-21.
Confidence 100
Social status Elite
Genders Male

Id DLP.Evidence.153
Type Contemporary text
Location 29°23'7.55"N, 31° 9'30.75"E
Date 2543-01-01BCE - 2436-12-31BCE
Rules Name of the game.
Content Text from Tomb of Rahotep mentioning the name of the game Mehen in a list of tomb offerings. Petrie 1892: pl XIII.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite
Genders Male

Id DLP.Evidence.435
Type Artifact
Location 34°42'53.11" N, 32°51'33.26" E
Date 2500-01-01BCE - 1900-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game S1011 from Sotira Kaminoudhia, Cyprus. Sotira Kaminoudhia found among field stones removed from Unit 12. 23 depressions form a spiral surrounding a larger deeper depression in the center. Now in the Kourion Museum, Episkopi, Cyprus. Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.436
Type Artifact
Location 35° 1'24.69"N, 33°19'29.15"E
Date 1899-01-01BCE - 1800-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game from Marki Alonia, Cyprus, S416 Three curving rows of depressions preserved. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Frankel and Webb 2006.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.437
Type Artifact
Location 34°42'53.11" N, 32°51'33.26" E
Date 2500-01-01BCE - 1900-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Sotira Kaminoudhia, Cyprus, S425 37 depressions in spiral pattern. Now in the Kourion Museum, Episkopi, Cyprus. Swiny et al 2003: 274; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.438
Type Artifact
Location 35° 1'24.69"N, 33°19'29.15"E
Date 1899-01-01BCE - 1800-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game from Marki Alonia, Cyprus, S211. 22 depressions in a clear spiral pattern. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Frankel and Webb 1996; Frankel and Webb 2006; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.439
Type Artifact
Location 35° 1'24.69"N, 33°19'29.15"E
Date 1899-01-01BCE - 1800-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Marki Alonia, Cyprus, S160. Fifteen depressions as part of spiral. Mislabeled in museum as S760. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Frankel & Webb 1996: 87, 99; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.440
Type Artifact
Location 34°40'11.32"N, 32°54'23.06"E
Date 1720-01-01BCE - 1475-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game from Episkopi Phaneromeni, Cyprus. S244b. Ovoid spiral containing 51 depressions. Now in the Kourion Museum, Episkopi, Cyprus. Swiny 1986: 123; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.441
Type Artifact
Location 35° 1'24.69"N, 33°19'29.15"E
Date 2000-01-01BCE - 1900-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game from Marki Alonia, Cyprus, S220. Set in floor surface 907. 45 depressions in a clockwise spiral. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Frankel & Webb 2006; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.442
Type Artifact
Location 35° 1'24.69"N, 33°19'29.15"E
Date 2000-01-01BCE - 1900-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game from Marki Alonia, Cyrpus. 26 depressions in a partial spiral. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Frankel & Webb 2006; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.443
Type Artifact
Location 35° 1'24.69"N, 33°19'29.15"E
Date 2000-01-01BCE - 1800-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Marki Alonia, Cyprus. S13 24 depressions arranged in spiral. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Frankel & Webb 1996: 87, 90; Frankel and Webb 2006; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.444
Type Artifact
Location 34°40'11.32"N, 32°54'23.06"E
Date 1720-01-01BCE - 1475-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Episkopi Phaneromeni, Cyprus. S280. At least 17 shallow depressions, including a larger central one forming a spiral. Now in the Kourion Museum, Episkopi, Cyprus. Swiny 1986: 124; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.445
Type Artifact
Location 35° 1'24.69"N, 33°19'29.15"E
Date 1899-01-01BCE - 1800-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Marki Alonia, Cyprus. S150. Spiral with regular concentric circles of depressions. outer band consists of 5 elongated depressions. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Frankel & Webb 1996: 87, 98; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.446
Type Artifact
Location 34°40'11.32"N, 32°54'23.06"E
Date 1899-01-01BCE - 1650-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Episkopi Phaneromeni, Cyprus. S84. 40 shallow depressions forming a clockwise spiral The first two are circular and more pronounced, as is the central depression. Now in the Kourion Museum, Episkopi, Cyprus. Swiny 1986: 119; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.447
Type Artifact
Location 35° 0'34.47"N, 33°41'45.17"E
Date 1325-01-01BCE - 1225-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Pyla Kokkinokremos. S41. Circular depressions on one face forming a spiral. Now in the Larnaca District Archaeological Museum. Karageorghis & Demas 1984: 14, 36, Pl XXXII, XLVIII; Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.448
Type Artifact
Location 34°42'53.11" N, 32°51'33.26" E
Date 2500-01-01BCE - 1900-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen board from Sotira Kaminoudhia, Cyprus. S942 42 depressions in a spiral pattern. Now in the Kourion Museum, Episkopi, Cyprus. Crist 2016a.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.850
Type Artifact
Location 26°11'0.40"N, 31°55'21.50"E
Date 2740-01-01BCE - 2740-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen board form the Tomb of Pharaoh Peribsen at Abydos. Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels E. 4180. Board has four parallel spiral tracks. Kendall 2007: 35; Amélineau 1899: pl. 47.11.
Confidence 100
Social status Royalty
Genders Male

Id DLP.Evidence.851
Type Artifact
Location 26°11'0.40"N, 31°55'21.50"E
Date 2740-01-01BCE - 2740-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen board from the Tomb of Peribsen now in the Musée Royal de Mariemont, Belgium B.102.0. Kendall 2007:35–36; Amélineau 1905: pl. 47.10.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Royalty
Genders Male

Id DLP.Evidence.852
Type Artifact
Location 26°11'0.40"N, 31°55'21.50"E
Date 2740-01-01BCE - 2740-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen board form the Tomb of Pharaoh Peribsen at Abydos. Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels E. 4180. Board has four parallel spiral tracks. Kendall 2007: 35; Amélineau 1905: pl. 47.11.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Royalty
Genders Male

Id DLP.Evidence.853
Type Artifact
Location 26°11'0.40"N, 31°55'21.50"E
Date 2740-01-01BCE - 2740-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen board with spaces arranged in seven concentric circles; spaces were likely marked to indicated where to move from one circle to the next. Now in the Louvre E.29891. Amélineau 1905: pl. 47.8; Kendall 2007: 35.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.854
Type Artifact
Location 25°57'1.47"N, 32°44'23.42"E
Date 3100-01-01BCE - 3000-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Small mehen board found in Tomb 19 at Ballas. Late 4th millennium BCE. Now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Petrie and Quibell 1896: 42, pl. XLIII.2.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.855
Type Artifact
Location 31°15'11.27"N, 35°32'14.94"E
Date 2500-01-01BCE - 2350-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Mehen game board from Bâb edh-Dhrâ', Jordan. GSREG253. Spiral game board found in the destruction layer of Stratum II town. Rast and Schaub 2003: 637.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.856
Type Artifact
Location 34°48'44.94"N, 32°24'23.05"E
Date 2700-01-01BCE - 2500-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Half of a mehen game board from Lemba Lakkous, Cyprus. A spiral pattern on a limestone block. Swiny 1982.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.857
Type Artifact
Location Ancient Egypt
Date 3100-01-01BCE - 2181-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Unprovenienced mehen board now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo JE 27354. Ranke 1920: 7; Petrie and Quibell 1896: 42; Kendall 2007: 36.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.858
Type Artifact
Location 26°11'0.40"N, 31°55'21.50"E
Date 3100-01-01BCE - 2181-01-01BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Unprovenienced mehen game board reportedly found at Abydos. Now in the Bode Museum, Berlin 13686. Scharff 1926: 145, pl.33; Kendall 2007: 36.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.859
Type Artifact
Location Ancient Egypt
Date 3100-01-01BCE - 2181-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Unprovenienced mehen game board from Egypt. Petrie claims it is of prehistoric date. Now in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology 19602. Petrie 1914: 25, pl. 47; Kendall 2007: 36.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.860
Type Artifact
Location Ancient Egypt
Date 3100-01-01BCE - 2181-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Unprovenienced mehen board from Egypt. now in the Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago. 16950. Piccione 1990a: 46-7.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.861
Type Artifact
Location Ancient Egypt
Date 3100-01-01BCE - 2181-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board.
Content Unprovenienced mehen board from Egypt. In the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. (e.g.A. 4464.1943). Kendall 2007: fig. 4.15.
Confidence 100

Id DLP.Evidence.862
Type Artistic depiction
Location 29°50'59.34"N, 31°13'0.04"E
Date 2450-01-01BCE - 2350-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board, spheres as playing pieces, four players.
Content Tomb relief from Tomb of Rashepses, showing four people playing mehen. Caption reads: "Playing mehen." Shown among a scene of music, senet playing, and offerings to the deceased. Lepsius 1849-1856: Bl. 61; Kendall 2007: 39.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Nobility
Genders Male

Id DLP.Evidence.863
Type Artistic depiction
Location 29°58'44.83"N, 31° 7'51.69"E
Date 2332-01-01BCE - 2287-12-31BCE
Rules Two players.
Content Tomb relief from the Tomb of Idu at Giza. Two men play mehen amid a scene of senet playing, music, and dancing in honor of the goddess Hathor. Caption reads: "I am playing mehen against you." Kendall 2007: 40; Simpson 1976: 25.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Nobility
Genders Male

Id DLP.Evidence.864
Type Artistic depiction
Location 29°58'44.83"N, 31° 7'51.69"E
Date 2450-01-01BCE - 2350-12-31BCE
Rules Spiral board, two players.
Content Tomb relief from the tomb of Kaiemankh at Giza showing two men playing mehen in a scene of people playing senet, music, and dancing. Captions reads: "Seizing mehen" while the opponent responds "I take aim at you and play toward you." Kendall 2007: 40; Junker 1940: Fig. 9.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Nobility
Genders Male

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