The Ludus database is an important collaborative tool promoting the renewal of research on ancient play culture as a mirror and operator of past societies. The aim is to bring together all the ancient game boards, from ancient Egypt to the end of the Western Roman Empire (c.500 AD) preserved in various media: engraved on stone floors, in wood, in stone, in terracotta. The database generates a GIS topographic map that can be queried according to the type of game, the period, the location, the material, thus offering a new vision of the distribution and the dissemination of games in the ancient world. Management of the database: Alessandro Pace.
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ERC advanced project: The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity. Led by Veronique Dasen at Fribourg University, Switzerland.
Games & dances played an important role in the lives of classical civilizations. Archaeologists are studying depictions of these recreational activities on ancient artefacts to learn more about social dynamics & culture of the time. Read on ➡️ http://bit.ly/3JZ0DXS