Vahid Takro
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Backgammon's story


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They were tired, they were playing and waiting for a passenger to come, a passenger who intend to migrate the darkest point of the Black Sea.

But really have you ever played Backgammon? But you probably don't know anything about its history. But you should know that this is a Persian game :) It was made approximately 5,000 years ago in Persia to present. Although backgammon ("nard" in Persian), the oldest known board game, is said to have originated in 6th Century Persia, but it has seen its fastest commercial growth (in Westernized and software variants) in Europe and America. In the 11th century Shahnameh (Persian "Book of Kings"), Ferdowsi credits Burzoe with the invention of the table game nard in the 6th century, as a response to the game of chess introduced by Indians. The number of checkers (30) denoted number of days in a month on ancient Zoroastrian Persian calendar, and 24 bases symbolized the hours in each day. The Board denoted planet earth and checkers represented humans, rotating according to fate (roll of dice sybmolizing rotation of stars), colliding at times (death) and occasionally reviving (reincarnation and birth

Backgammon's story
Photo taken at: Port of Yalta, Ukraine

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