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Ancient Toys

03_Toys_11-10thCent It is often easy to forget that the characters we read about in the Bible and in the history books were real people, and lived much like we do today.  Even the children of the ancient world loved to play and had toys, like this wheeled bear and otter from the early Iron Age (11th-10th century) Beit Shemesh, as well as dolls made of bone and clay, and board games with dice.