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23 06, 2017

When was backgammon invented?

By |2019-02-08T05:30:40-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Central Asia, Games|1 Comment

Royal Game of Ur (2600 BC; British Museum) Backgammon's from older board games Backgammon is descended from much older board games from Africa and West Asia like Senet and Tabula and Nard. History of board games More West Asian games All our West Asia articles It's probably most closely related to the Royal [...]

31 05, 2017

Turks and Timur – Central Asian History

By |2018-04-18T09:53:21-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

The Mongol court (1200s AD) Starting around 300 AD the Indo-Europeans in Central Asia began to lose ground to the Altaic people. The Altaic people divided into the Mongols and the Turks. One mixed group of Mongols and Turks, the Rouran, formed an empire north and west of China (modern Mongolia and Uzbekistan). Their [...]