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Royal Game of Ur
Ruleset: Historical Information


See the game Royal Game of Ur for more details.




Central Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia


Rules known from DLP evidence.


These rules are taken from the DLP evidence.


4x3 grid with a 3x 2 grid connected by a "neck" of two squares. Five discs per player. Four tetrahedral dice.


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DLP Evidence.

Other Rulesets

Scholarly rulesets
Finkel Proposed by Irving Finkel based on rules from Mesopotamia.

Suggested rulesets
Murray Rules suggested by Murray.

Evidence Map

5 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Historical Information here.

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Frenez, D. 2018. Manufacturing and trade of Asian elephant ivory in Bronze Age Middle Asia. Evidence from Gonur Depe (Margiana, Turkmenistan). Archaeological Research in Asia 15: 13–33.

Piperno, M and S. Salvatori. 1983. Recent results and new perspectives from the research at the graveyard of Shahr-I-Sokhta, Sistan, Iran. Annali 43: 172–191.

Sarianidi, V. I. 2007. Necropolis of Gonur. Athens: Kapon Editions.

Woolley, C.L. 1934. Ur Excavations. Volume 2, The Royal Cemetery. Oxford: Oxford University Press.



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