Gambling in Ancient Egypt
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Already incredible 3,000 years B.C. people played dice games. At least that’s what scientists think after finding six-sided dice in the former Mesopotamia, which can be dated to this time. The finds were made of bone and ivory.
The Egyptians, on the other hand, used pyramid-shaped cubes with numbers, lettering and letters. Spherical versions with animal pictures were also popular. Six-sided cubes, as we know them today, also made their way from there to northern Europe.
By the way: Parlour games from Egypt have also been passed down to this day and are still played today. Have you ever heard of "Senet"? Translated the term means as much as "to pass". Just as people thought at that time that they had to master the challenges of life in order to be reborn later, in the game you have to take your own destiny into your hands and find a way out of the underworld. The game was played on a board or alternatively on stone or sand, into which the field was carved.
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