Bowling History

In victory, especially large, as you know, always has many fathers. Maybe that's why the right to be called the progenitor of bowling claimed many countries and peoples. Here and there are 'compelling evidence' of this game (or its prototype) in a given area. While, however, the idea of bowling is so harmonious, that she could think of to even cavemen. Indeed, what could be easier? Kegley, whose role it is able to perform any wood or stone pillars pig … Bowl, hewn or carved from the same material … Cathay knocked yes! Simple and brilliant.

That is why the confirmation of primogeniture, or rather 'pervootchestva', and are almost everywhere. However, if we start from the age of the currently existing archaeological finds, before any of the bowling began to play the ancient Egyptians. At least, such a hypothesis put forward British Anthropologist Sir Flinders Petrie. In his view, a bowling alley was known in Egypt more than five thousand years ago. As evidence, the Englishman gives the example he found in 1930 in the tomb of child objects that could easily be the prototypes of modern shells of bowling. Unfortunately, archeology is not accepted to draw conclusions on the basis of one (or even two or three!) Findings. Other evidence as 'the Egyptian' origin of bowling has not been found. As well as found and new evidence of ancient Polynesian track bowling.

We only know that during the excavation of one of the Pacific Islands have found the remains of a flat area with a length 18.228 meters – that is equal to the length modern bowling. Coincidence? Coincidence? Maybe … But, according to many anthropologists, Polynesians – the descendants of immigrants to Southeast Asia. And if so, then maybe bowling originated in ancient China, several millennia earlier than in Egypt … But this is all speculation …