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Panjikent Game DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Central Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, War


This game is depicted in a fresco from the Sogdian city of Panjikent. The board as depicted consists of three rows of twelve squares, which are divided in half by a wide rectangle.


Three rows of twelve squares, whice are divided in half by a large rectangle. Two players.



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Semenov 2007: 171-172.

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Bussagli, M. 1963. Painting of Central Asia. Geneva: Editions d'Art Albert Skira.

Semenov, G. 2007. "Board Games in Central Asia and Iran." In I. Finkel, ed Ancient Board Games in Perspective. London:The British Museum Press. p. 169–176.



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