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Oldest board game: Senet

Posted by freeschool on January 14, 2008

egypt

This weekend we made a visit to the Chicago Field Museum, using our brand new family membership that we got for Christmas.  We knew we had the whole year to see the entire museum, so we slowly went through just a few exhibits:

I think we had the most fun at Ancient Egypt.  We ran across a display of the Ancient Egyptian board game, Senet, purported to possibly be the oldest board game.  We played the online version at home afterwards which was great fun.  We are considering making or buying an offline version.

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Chicagoland Field Trip Guide

Posted by freeschool on January 2, 2008

Brought to us by Three Rivers Library:  a guide to field trips around Chicagoland, listed by county.

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Chicago Museum of Science & Industry – FREE Days

Posted by freeschool on December 24, 2007

falcon

For those of you in the Chicagoland area like me, keep in mind that the Museum of Science and Industry has lots of free days in January (January 12th through 31st), in celebration of their 75th anniversary.

You’ll still have to pay to get into the Star Wars exhibit though, but you can sit inside a life-size replica of the Millenium Falcon!

via Chicago Homeschool Habitat

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