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58 Holes (Hounds and Jackals)
Ruleset: Labyrinth


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Northern Africa, Western Asia


58 holes with a "labyrinth" of extra holes around the goal.


A series of holes are around the goal. The arrangement of the holes resembles a violin.


Six-seven holes in a circle around the goal. Holes are sometimes marked,


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DLP evidence.

Other Rulesets

Suggested rulesets
Carnarvon and Carter Proposed by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter.
Parallel Connections Boards have lines which connect holes in the same track. do not connect tracks on the board
Unmarked Boards have no markings.
Marked Holes Certain holes are marked.
Crossover 1 Simple version with lines crossing between tracks.
Crossover 2 Crossover lines include the outer arc.
Crossover 3 Crossover board with more connections between the central lines and the outer arc.
Crossover 4 Most complex crossover board.


Southwest Asia

Evidence Map

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Decker, W. and M. Herb. 1994. Bildatlas zum Sport im Alten Ägypten Corpus der Bildlichen Quellen zu Liebesübungen, Spiel, Jagd, Tanz, und Verwandten Themen. Leiden: Brill.

Drioton, E. 1940. 'Un ancien jeu copte.' Bulletin de la société d'archéologia copte 6

Gadd, C. 1934. 'An Egyptian Game in Assyria.' Iraq 1: 45–50.

Loud, G. 1939. The Megiddo Ivories. Oriental Institute Publications 52. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Macalister, R.A.S. 1912. The Excavation of Gezer 1902–1905 and 1907–1909. London: Palestine Exploration Fund.

Petrie, W. 1928. Gerar. London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

Petrie, W. and G. Brunton. 1924 Sedment I. London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

van Buren, E.D. 1937. A gaming-board from Tall Halaf. Iraq 4(1): 11–15.



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