Young pharaoh played with marbles





Egypt's renowned pharaoh Tutankhamun most likely played marble games, Leiden University in the Netherlands said in a statement on Tuesday.

Pieter Lus, a student at Leiden's Egyptology department, recently discovered what he said was a unique papyrus manuscript at a Cairo market.

The painting shows children playing with marbles. One of them is most likely young Tutankhamun, who became Egypt's ruler as a 9-year-old.

"We already knew that marble games originated in Egypt," said Lus who found the manuscript containing several paintings at a stall selling antique books in Cairo.

"But we did not know the game was already played during the time of Tutankhamun."


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