"The Egyptians Worshipped Them"--picture--answer

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"The Egyptians Worshipped Them"--picture--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:27 pm

:lol: With two "Checker Trivia" questions being answered on the very same day. Pretty soon "Inky" will be answering them. Well I guess old age is setting in here or those answering the questions are getting smarter. Well anyway keep up the good work fellows and lets give this one a good try. "Checker Trivia" question of the Day"? Imagine discovering an old checker set buried deep within a pyramid in Egypt. What subject, which the Egyptians worshiped, may one expect to find embossed on these checkers? :lol: (Cont.)
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Postby steve on Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:04 pm

a cat
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Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:10 pm

:lol: Excellant answer Steve, but it was not one of "Inky's" relatives--please try again. :lol: (Cont.)
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Postby Pedro Saavedra on Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:58 pm

Actually, it was a relative of the cat. Or at least there have been draughts sets found with a lion's head carved in each draught. Queen Hatasu's draught set is one of these, according to Falkener in his book, "Games Ancient and Oriental and How to Play them." An extensive section called "Queen Hatasu's Draught Board" describes these and even has a drawing.
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Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:06 am

:lol: Thank you so much for this very interesting information Pedro. It is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately it is not the answer that we are looking for, so please try again. :lol: (Cont.)
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Postby Palomino on Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:29 pm

Just a guess but I don't think the Pharaoh would have gone into battle without his horse and chariot.

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Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:37 pm

:lol: That is a fine guess Palomino--please try again!! :lol: (Cont.)
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Postby whitefork on Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:12 pm

Pharaoh? (as in King)
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Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:22 pm

:lol: Now there is a good "Checker Trivia" question for another day. If checkers goes way back to Egypt then why are checker kings not called "Pharaohs"? I will have to give that one some serious thought. Anyway nice guess Whitefork--please try again. :lol: (Cont.)
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Postby Pedro Saavedra on Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:58 pm

Three possibilities come to mind:

1) The Sun
2) The moon
3) An ibis

But those are just educated guesses.
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Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:03 pm

:lol: Pedro hang in there my friend and please try again :lol: (Cont.)
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Postby whitefork on Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:17 am

My first thought was the game "senet", but those pieces do not appear to have any markings.

However, "hounds and jackals" is another. http://www.gustavianum.uu.se/vm/download.html

And I notice that there was a jackal-headed god, too.
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Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:33 am

:lol: That is a fine answer Whitefork--you are getting closer--please try again. :lol: (Cont.)
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Postby Palomino on Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:46 am

I'll take another guess here and say FALCON.

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Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:18 am

:lol: Another fine answer Palomino--please try again. Last night I had a nice visit with my good friend Al Darrow and I posed this question to him. To my surprise he answered it right away. :lol:
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