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Maryam Ekhtiar is the associate curator in the Department of Islamic Art.
Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator, Department of Islamic Art
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Chess is undeniably the most popular board game ever invented, yet its origins are not entirely clear. It appears to have entered Iran through India. This development is documented in a Sasanian text in Middle Persian from the reign of Khusrau I (A.D. 531–579) that recounts the story of its introduction as a contest in refinement and intelligence between the Indians and the Persians.
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