History of Backgammon..
Backgammon is an ancient game
Board games closely related to the modern version of backgammon can be traced as far back as 5000 years. Artifacts of racing games using dice have been found in Egyptian royal tombs. The earliest cradles of civilization in Persia Mesopotamia regions all played backgammon. Read up on detailed backgammon history at Wikipedia Backgammon history page. It has some fascinating pictures of ancient boards of backgammon almost identical to the game as played today.
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