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Last update :  2014-2015  - Israel

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The   tops    have   fascinated  the  world   since  the   earliest  recorded  times. 
In  the  British  Museum  are  glazed  composition  tops   from Egypt, 1250 BC, which  were  spun, not  whipped, and a  claymodel of  a spinning top  from  ancient  Greece, 750-700  BC. 

Young  women, as  well  as  girls  and  boys, whipped   tops  in  ancient Greece,  and  vases  often  depict  the activity: for instance, on a lekythos in the  Metropolitan Museum of  New  York, two  women  are  seen vigorously whipping their tops. 
   (Children's  Games with Things/ I. and  p. Opie, 1997). 
 

From looking at tops one can be  impressed by: 
The way Tops are Launched, the Material they are made off, their Shape and Disguise

Tops can be found in most Countries,  there is a word for them in various languages

In our world there are useful objects and toys that Look like tops

The aim of tops is as a toy  and a Decorative object.

More subjects of interest:

musicPerpetual Motion,  Paganini

"Mischievous" top

Svivon, Dreidels at 
Hanukah - how come?

Letter Games 
Braille letters

Svivon made of tin or lead
 

Source of inspiration for:

Songs, Games & Decorations,

Art objects  Kafka

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