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Ancient Greek heroes at play

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Ancient Greek heroes at play

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On a black-figure amphora by Exekias, the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax are shown playing a game to while away the hours at Troy.

Royal Game of Ur

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Royal Game of Ur

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Two gameboards from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a Sumerian city-state in what is now Iraq, date back to 2600–2400 BC.

Roman cataract surgery

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Roman cataract surgery

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The Romans possessed the knowledge and technical skill necessary to treat cataracts to a decent extent.

A Cypriot chariot in Amsterdam

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A Cypriot chariot in Amsterdam

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The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam features a reconstruction of a chariot found in a tomb on the island of Cyprus.

A visit to Pompeii

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A visit to Pompeii

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The ruins of Pompeii offer an unrivalled look at everyday life in a small Roman city of the first century AD.

Far Cry Primal: walk free

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Far Cry Primal: walk free

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The twelfth and penultimate part in my series on Far Cry Primal, where I play through the game and offer commentary.