Dice are one of the most popular gambling thingamabobs (that’s the technical name) in human history. They’re an important part of craps, this blog’s favorite casino game aside from “consuming cocktails,” which may not actually be a “casino game,” per se.
But did you know just how far back dice go? In fact, dice have been found in Egyptian tombs, tombs dating as far back as 2000 B.C. Yes, that’s so far back, there weren’t even any Kardashians.
In other archaeological digs, dice dated from 5000 B.C. have been found, as part of a backgammon set.
So, the next time you’re “throwing them bones” (dice were originally made from animal hooves, popularly known as “knucklebones”) at the craps table, treat those babies with respect. They’ve been around awhile!