Do you have an interest in ancient Egypt? Or the ancient mysteries that abound
there? This Egyptian II theme chess set offers you some of the ancient greats
of Egypt--from the pharoah to the obelisk, it will feel like your playing with
The king of course must be the pharoah: what else would be so synonymous with
Egypt? Ramses II and Khufu are a few of the great pharoahs and noted for their
accomplishments. The queen is also a pharoah which brings to mind the ancient
ruler Hatshepshut, one of the women pharoahs of Egypt, and the best known woman
pharoah, Cleopatra. In addition, although most people would assume that the
pharoahs were Egyptian, a notable exception was Alexander the Great!
With the rooks represented by the notable Egyptian obelisks, the pawns by the
fearsome-looking Anubis(the jackal), the knights by Ra(father of the gods) in
the form of a falcon, and the bishops rounding out the set as Bastet(the sun
goddess) seen here as the cat, the set literally is soaked in history!
The white pedestaled pieces have flesh-toned pieces versus the shiny gold tones
of the opposing side. The black based pieces with the gold tones appear to have
come from a statue gallery in one of the pyramids with their vibrant colors
and distinct stances!
- Pieces: Non-weighted, plastic resin, hand painted.
- King size: 3-1/4" tall, 1-1/8" bases.
- Pieces only. Chessboard not included.
- Set weighs 3 pounds.