Now I'm not saying toys can have special powers but have a purpose. I don't mean there meant just to play and to have fun, wait I am. Toy are meant for fun and that's why games are popular. Board games and other toys such as bouncy balls have been found in tombs. I don't mean in tombs we bury people in now but in places like the valley of kings and pyramids. The most popular were board games found to be their so they could have fun in the afterlife. Okay I know their dead but Egyptians thought they would need everything!!! Including fun. So know would you want to be buried with a toy?(I hope so!)
Monday, December 15, 2008
O.k. if you could have a toy, any toy in the world you would get a good one, a big one(right?). Egyptians had toys but only one was found the most, board games. They also had others toys such as bouncy balls, pull-toys, stuffed animals and more.The Egyptians all so love to watch wrestling, do you? You probably so it differently, they watch it live!! Now okay, mister I'd rather sit on the couch it's probably way better. Now if you don't enjoy wrestling you'd probably enjoy playing a round of senet or dogs and jackals, old Egyptian games.
If you were rich you could have everything right? Maybe not everything but a lot including toys. The rich had tons of toys many like the poor but, better. You could probably get a gold doll or a fancy toy. Now a poor person probably could only make your toys therefore they would be the same design just low quality. Whenever you get a new doll or toy remember they weren't always that cool.
Yes we do still play many of the toys today, but many they didn't. They still played many of are games many people love like hockey!!! In all they played it very different then we do. They used branches as sticks ( almost like ours, right?) For balls they just use wooden balls, still like us. Also they had various board games like senet. But you probably like sitting in front of t.v. watching wrestling? They did they same but they saw it live!!! adults always enjoyed sitting back and watching wrestling just like you!!!( if you enjoy wrestling). Now when your sitting on a chair watching wrestling or playing a sample board game I hope you think of Egypt!(ancient Egypt that is!!)
Friday, December 12, 2008
Do you think even if you had to, you would worship a board game? Egyptians didn't exactly worship them, but they almost did. Board games were so popular in ancient times that they would place them in tombs! I know, I know, little strange but let me explain. People thought that they would need alot in the afterlife, so what about fun! Egyptians would take board games and other toys and put them in tombs so they could have fun in the afterlife. By doing this they thought they could in joy the afterlife. So, would you worship a board game, know?
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Why in the world do you bury perfectly good toys toys for someone who's dead? I mean their dead!! The Egyptians buried tons of toys ranging from dolls to bouncy balls. I know that he was just a young boy and it was what he probably did a lot, but they're so many toys in all. Also they found Board games in the tomb of king tut.. I mean (o.m.g.) who wouldn't want a board game to play with in the afterlife ( I hope not you).