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Matara Game DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Eastern Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow, Two rows


This game appears to be a two-row mancala-style board which was found on the steps of a building at the Axumite site of Matara in Eritrea.


2x8 with a store.



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Pankhurst 1971: 154-155.

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Anfray, F. and Annequin, G. 1965. Matara—Deuxièeme, troisième, et quatrième campagnes des fouilles. Annales d'Èthiopie 6: 49–86.

Curtis, M. and D. Habtemichael. 2008. Matara, Keskese, and the Classical Period Archaeology of the Akele Guzay Highlands: A Brief Overview. In P. Schmidt, D. Curits, and Z. Teka (eds.), The Archaeology of Ancient Eritrea. Asmara: The Red Sea Press, 2008.

Pankhurst, R. 1971. Gabata and Related Board Games of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia Observer 14(3):154-206.



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