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Egyptian puzzlers-Facts and Problems
Using the weights and measures that the Ancient Egyptians used, we've created some fun math problems for you to try to solve. Careful, come are multi-steps!
|1 kite||.6 ounces|
|10 kites||1 deben|
|10 debens||1 sep|
|Cubit||Length from elbow to fingertips|
|1 digit||1 fingers length|
|28 digits||1royal cubit [about 21 in.]|
|4 digits||1 palm|
|12 digits [3 palms]||1 small span|
|16 digits [4 palms]||1 t`ser|
|24 digits [6 palms]||1 small cubit|
#1. How many kites equal a sep?
#2.How many palms are in a Royal Cubit?
#3.The Royal boat is two hundred Royal Cubits long. How long is it in digits?
#4. The Royal boat weighs forty-eight seps.How much does it weigh in ounces?
#5.How many ounces are in a sep?
#1. One block from the Royal Pyramid weighs five seps, twenty debens, and five kites.How much does it weigh in kites?
#2.The same block from the Royal Pyramid measures five small cubits, twenty small spans, fifteen t`sers, and one Royal cubit. How long is it in digits?
Senet was a popular game played in ancient Egypt. Senet is the oldest known board game. The playing rules have unfortunately been lost. Our group took the liberty in making up our own rules of Senet.
THESE ARE WHAT EACH SPACE ON THE GAMEBOARD SYMBOLIZES:
= vulture flies you ahead; 3 spaces ahead.
= hit by hobble rope; lose a turn
= caught in flood; go back 3 spaces
= caught robbing pyramids; go back 5 spaces
= warped by gods; finished with that piece
OBJECT OF THE GAME
The object of the game is to get from your starting point, up into the middle row, and down that row with all of your players. Use your small coin to throw into the throwing board. The outermost circle is 1 space, the next one in is 2, the next is 3, and so on, up to five. The coin will be like the Egyptian throwstick. Just print the graphics below, and you're ready for SENET!
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Click here to visit an fun online game about building a pyramid.
Click here for Egyptian crossword puzzles.