2) Playing Senet
3) Banquets (bangkwits)
There is a picture in the tomb of Nebamun, showing the scribe Nebamun catching wild birds.
1) The scribe Nebamun is shown catching wild birds.
2) He is with his wife and daughter.
3) In one hand he is holding a throwing stick.
4) In the other he is holding three herons to help him attract other birds.
1) Senet was a most popular board game in Ancient Egypt.
2) The game had a board and some pieces for playing.
3) This game was played by two people.
3) Each player usually had seven pieces.
4) The pieces were kept in the drawers.
3) Senet was similar to the game ‘droughts’.
1) A checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces.
2) The object is to jump over and so capture the opponent’s pieces.
Name a queen in Ancient Egypt who enjoyed playing senet.
Queen Nefertari (or Nefertiti)
1) It is a ceremonial dinner party or a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed by many people.
2) People at a banquet enjoyed playing musical instruments and dancing.
Archaeologists have found some wall paintings showing, people enjoying at banquets.