Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old board game in Oman

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A rare, ancient board game has been dug up by archaeologists in Oman. The piece dates back 4,000 years and was discovered close to Ayn Bani Saidah village by Oman’s heritage ministry and the University of Warsaw’s Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, the Oman Observer reported on Saturday. It comes as part of a joint effort to learn more about how society progressed during the Bronze and Iron Ages in the country’s mountainous north. “Such finds are rare, but examples are known from an area stretching from India, through Mesopotamia [and] even to the Eastern Mediterranean,” noted Polish …

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