Didyma was an ancient Greek sanctuary on the coast of Ionia and belonged to the famous city of Miletus. Apollo was the main deity of the sanctuary and many board games were found engraved on the marble of the divinity’s oracular temple.

Note in the temple plan below the points and stars that indicate the location of the engravings.

After: Olaf Höckmann, “Brettspiele im Didymeion”, Istanbuler Mitteilungen 46, 1996, p. 252–262 (pl. 44-47)

Photos © Ulrich Schädler