Board Games from Canaan in the Early and Intermediate Bronze Ages and the Origin of the Egyptian Senet Game

  title={Board Games from Canaan in the Early and Intermediate Bronze Ages and the Origin of the Egyptian Senet Game},
  author={Michael Sebbane},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  pages={213 - 230}
  • M. Sebbane
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • History
  • Tel Aviv
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