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With them other objects were found: some like little ivory houses with pointed roofs, some looking like todays' chess king and rook.
Other pieces were cylindrical, with a little sphere on top.
The aim of this exercise escapes us, unless it is a competition to see who can sit there longest or who can upset the other by pushing.
The boy below carrying two toddlers on his back as if they were carrying baskets is apparently playing the role of a donkey.
Some games, like the one the girls are playing in the picture on the right, were played with implements, and balls were the most popular among these.
III Throwing stones at targets is a time-honoured practice among boys.
Lovely toys were made by the ancient Egyptians from wood , toy animals, spinning tops and mechanical toys like crocodiles with moving jaws and Jumping Jacks.
At el Lisht a toy made up of three carved ivory dancers was found.
Two boys sit opposite each other with their arms stretched out forming an obstacle over which the other children have to jump.
The jumper has to announce when he is about to jump and the two sitting boys try to catch his legs making him fall.
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Typically boys' games were rougher than those of the girls, but the latter were not above fighting and hair pulling, like the pair in the picture on the right fighting during the corn harvest The way boys play doesn't seem to have changed much over the millennia.