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Capua (southern Italy), around 330-300 BCE.

Two girls playing ‘knucklebones’.

This game (similar to jacks) was popular amongst children and young women in ancient Greece- the players would throw the knucklebones into the air, and then try to catch as many as they could on the back of their hands. The knucklebones were made from the anklebones of sheep or goats.

British Museum, London

myancientworld:

Capua (southern Italy), around 330-300 BCE.

Two girls playing ‘knucklebones’.

This game (similar to jacks) was popular amongst children and young women in ancient Greece- the players would throw the knucklebones into the air, and then try to catch as many as they could on the back of their hands. The knucklebones were made from the anklebones of sheep or goats.

British Museum, London

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One man’s mission to save Kurdistan’s history

Qadir Qachakh’s museum displays his collection

Dressed in an immaculate traditional Peshmarga uniform, Qadir Qachakh walks confidently around his private museum that filled with archeological treasures from many Kurdish areas. As he describes the pieces, their ages and where they were found, his passion shines through. He said he visited tens of museums all over Europe and “none of the museums had more archeological pieces than mine.”

read the whole article: http://www.kurdishglobe.net/display-article.html?id=2A60BDA9C8E50ED74E610674DE952DC1

One man’s mission to save Kurdistan’s history

Qadir Qachakh’s museum displays his collection

Dressed in an immaculate traditional Peshmarga uniform, Qadir Qachakh walks confidently around his private museum that filled with archeological treasures from many Kurdish areas. As he describes the pieces, their ages and where they were found, his passion shines through. He said he visited tens of museums all over Europe and “none of the museums had more archeological pieces than mine.”

read the whole article: http://www.kurdishglobe.net/display-article.html?id=2A60BDA9C8E50ED74E610674DE952DC1