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Boy Playing wih Yo-yo

 

Date: 440 - 420 BC

Place: Attica, Greece

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

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Yo-yo

 

Date: 1st Century AD

Place: Pompeii, Italy

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Terracotta Articulated Dolls

 

Date: 4th Century BC

Place: Corinth, Greece

 

Photographed at the Corinthian museum, Corinth, Greece.


 

Articuated Clay Doll

 

Date: 4th century BC

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Terracotta Dancing Doll holding Castanets

 

Date: 350 BC

Place: Corinth, Greece

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

 

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Terracotta Rattle of Child Riding a Boar

 

Date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD

Place: Possibly Pompeii

 

A small terracotta pellet inside the body of the boar makes the rattling noise.

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

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Ceramic Pig Shaped Rattle

 

Date: 2000 - 1800 BC

Place: Shusin Temple at Tell Asmar

 

Ceramic Rattle

 

Date: 2000 - 1800 BC

Place: Refuse pit at Nippur

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

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Spinning Toy with Animal Heads

 

Date: 2017 - 1750 BC

Place: Shusin Temple area at Tell-Asmar

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

​​Kids Playing Leap Frog

 

Date: 2544 – 2600 BC (5th-6th Dynasty)

Place: From tomb of Nykauinpu, Giza, Egypt

 

Made from limestone.

 

Zechariah 8:5 describes a day of restoration for the city of Jerusalem and mentions children: ‘The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.’

 

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Rattle

 

Date: 1540 – 1075 BC

Place: Thebes, Egypt

 

Made from wood and bone.