Classic toys and their origins
Discover playthings from the past
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Toys and games have been around as long as people have wanted to play. In fact, the origin of toys is prehistoric, with crude examples of human figurines often unearthed at archaeological sites. The oldest known toy doll is believed to be around 4,000 years old. And it's the ancient Egyptian civilization that provided the game changers by creating the very first purpose-built toys, playthings that included primitive dolls and semi-precious stones shaped as marbles.
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