Friday, November 16, 2012

Ancient Egyptian and Roman dice

Ptolemaic Egyptian D20

A Pompeii exhibit came the Denver Museum of Nature and Science this fall. Among the objects were some Roman gaming dice. I tried taking a picture, but it didn't come out. Luckily, you can view all sorts of ancient dice on The Metropolitan Museum of Art website. You can read descriptions by clicking on these photo captions. Another nice one is here, and the auctioneer Christie's has an especially nice glass example here.

Ancient Roman dice