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In 1930 the British anthropologist Sir Flinders Petrie and his team of archaeologists discovered all sorts of primitive bowling balls, bowling pins and other materials in the grave of an Egyptian boy from 3200 BC.

It appears that the ancient Egyptians played a primitive form of bowling and that bowling is more than 5200 years old.

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Due to this fact bowlers in Germany are also known as 'keglers'. Hard evidence of bowling was found in the year 1366.

In this year King Edward III forbid his troops to play bowling, so that they would spend more time on the practice of arching.

During the regime of King Henry VIII bowling became a popular sport amongst the British population.

In that same period a similar type of bowling was played in the Netherlands and it were the Dutch settlers who introduced the first forms of bowling, which was called 'Dutch pins', in America during the 16th century.

In Manhattan the place where the Dutch played this form of bowling is sometimes still referred by as the 'Bowling Green'.

Other alternative forms of bowling were also played in this period of time. Here the player threw a ball with no holes between his legs towards the pins and after he had released the ball the player would slide towards the pins on his belly.Other related forms of bowling are 'Bocce' from Italy, 'Petanque' from France and 'Lawn Bowling' from England.Australian tenpin bowling began at the Washington Bowling Saloon in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1885, the records in Sydney's Mitchell Library show.The game spread throughout Australia with manually operated centres in many areas.With the advent of automatic pinsetting machinery the popularity of the game exploded.The first fully automatic centre opened in Hurstville, Sydney in 1960.

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