The Egyptian Puzzle

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The earliest known version of this puzzle appeared more than two hundred years ago in a German toy company's catalogue of 1803.

This puzzle consists of five pairs of pieces each of which can be obtained from cutting a square from the middle point of one side to one of the two opposite corners.

The object of the puzzle is to assemble the shapes shown in the illustration on the left, using all the eight pieces for each of them. After that try to create some other shapes on your own.

Click one of the shapes in the leftmost column and it will be zoomed in into the center of the scene.

Move the pieces dragging them, rotate the pieces clicking them. Use the Restart button each time you want to return to the initial position of the pieces for the respective shape.

 
Last Updated: July 14, 2008  |  Posted: August 18, 2004
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