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Ancient Dice


Arjan Verweij collects dice of all kinds, including this Egyptian pair made of bone which is around 2,000 years old. See other ancient dice made from ivory, lead, horn, wood, bronze, and stone. Dice are also categorized by geography and by configuration. Link -via J-Walk Blog

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This is so cool. I read somewhere that ancient dice where made from the ankle bone of a sheep or dog called Astragali way back 40,000 years ago. And in china it was made from ivory. I'm kinda confuse. the holes indicating 1-6 numbers looks perfectly rounded how come?
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Roman 14-sided dices? I guess nerds are coming a long way ;)

Roman 1 : '12 on the dice : now my elf is attacking your troops'
Roman 2 : 'an elf? they don't exist yet!'
Roman 1 : 'you're such an history nazi'...
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