Country - Egypt
Population - 97.5 million (2017)
The ancient Egyptians invented the 365-days a year calendar, to predict the
yearly floodings of the Nile river.
Many people believe the pyramids were being built by slaves, but that’s is not the case. They were paid laborers, and most of them built with great honour towards the Pharaoh and those who died
were buried in the tombs near the sacred pyramids.
Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization, the Ancient Egyptians, who date back to around 3150 B.C.
The Ancient Egyptians had so many gods that literally every city
had their own favourite deity.
Egypt is home the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The pharoah's game of Senet dates back to 3500BC and is perhaps the oldest boardgame known to man.
The most popular sport is soccer.
Egypt is a very dry country. The Sahara and Libyan Desert make up most of the area of Egypt.
Egypt experiences natural hazards such as droughts, earthquakes, flash floods, landslides,
windstorms (called khamsin), dust storms and sandstorms.
Aswan high dam is the world’s largest dam, built to contain the raging waters of the world’s longest river, the Nile.
Video - Travelling 8 Days in Ancient Egypt (5:22 min)
Video - How to play Senet (8:34 min)
same material but White controls the board
White's rook is trapped on the edge of the board
cat & mouse endgame with rook, knight & pawns
exchange by White leaves him two pieces down
White loses a knight on move 15 to a discovered attack, Black uses his bishops to exert control in the centre
of the board