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  UAE History - Ancient artifacts
T
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Toys and games are universals in human societies and yet archaeologically they are often elusive. Yet there is some evidence that games involving sheep or goat astragali (‘knucklebones’), still played throughout Asia, were enjoyed in the ancient U.A.E. as well. A complete set of bones, well-polished as though they had been handled repeatedly for years, was found in excavation at Tell Abraq in a context dating to c. 1800 B.C. Similarly, ceramic disks - broken pieces of pottery cut along the edges into a rough circular disk shape - with two perforations were probably used, together with a string, as a ‘buzz’. The buzz is a toy which is attested all over the world, from North America to China to ancient Palestine.

An ivory bird figurine mounted on a long rod of ivory was found at Tell Abraq in a tomb dating to c. 2100 B.C. It resembles toys used in East Africa and may well have been a plaything.

Scholars have long been interested in the history of ancient Near Eastern games, particularly since Sir Leonard Woolley’s discovery of a gaming board in the Royal Cemetery of Ur in Iraq during the 1930’s. While gaming boards have not been recovered in the U.A.E., cup marks made in beach rock on some of the Abu Dhabi islands and on the coast of Qatar suggest that, in the later Islamic era, some sort of game involving pebbles and cups (i.e. the hollows made in the rock) may have been played to while away free time during the pearling season.
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  A toy bird made of ivory from Tell Abraq, Sharjah, dating to
around 2200 - 2000 BC A toy camel with saddle, made of pottery, from Muwailah, Sharjah. from the Iron Age, around 900 - 700 BC