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Nagarjunakonda Game DLP Game   

Period Ancient, Medieval, Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race


This game board was found as graffiti on at a burning ghats site at the ancient city of Nagarjunakonda. The structure dates from the third to fourth century CE, but the possibility exists that the game is dates up to the end of the fifteenth century, as people occupied the city up until that time.


3x5 grid, with a row of 10 spaces extending from the central row of the grid. The final space is a semi-circle, rather than a square.



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Finkel 1999: 10-11.

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Finkel, I. 1999. " The Sedentary Games of India: An Introduction. In R. Nirbed and A. Gosh (eds.), Sedentary Games of India." Kolkata: Asiatic Society, 1-21.

Krishna Murthy, K. 1961. "Dice Play and its Archaeological Corroboration at Nagajunakonda - Andhra Pradesh." The Orissa Historical Research Journal 10(1-2): 1-4.

Krishna Murthy, K. 1977. Nagarjunakonda: A Cultural Study. Delhi: Concept Publishing Company.



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