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The modern game of polo probably had its origins in central Asia. It flourished in ancient Persia (modern-day Iran) and spread from there through most of Asia from Turkey in the west to Japan in the east. The game figured prominently among the amusements of royal courts. It appeared in poetry and...

Chehabi, H. E.; Guttmann, A.
Frank Cass & Co. Ltd, London, UK
International Journal of the History of Sport, 2002, 19, 2/3, pp 384-400