Ancient Greece, 5th-3rd century BC. The earliest dice! Made from the knuckle-bone of an animal, drilled and filled with lead for weighting. These were thrown like modern dice, and each side bore a different significance. 29 mm (1 1/8") long. Found in former Thrace-Macedonia. ex-UK collection. #AR2080
Bone dice of rhombohedral form. Villa of Boscoreale 1st century BC - AD
Ancient Rome. Well preserved Roman house at Herculaneum - 1st Century AD Casa Sannitica
This figurine depicts a young woman crouching to play knucklebones,a popular Greek game similar to modern-day “jacks”.She is dressed in a thin chito (a long tunic commonly worn in ancient Greece)pinned over one shoulder, a separate loose shawl tied around her hips.Her hair is parted and twisted in a simple melon-coiffure knot decorated with ribbons.Her kneeling stance suggests she is actively engaged in play,and her right arm is drawn back as if about to toss the knucklebones or "astragaloi"
Brightly colored model of a four-horse chariot with a woman and a child on board. Etruscan.
Chess piece, pawn Object Name: Chess piece, pawn Date: 8th–9th century Geography: Western Islamic Lands Medium: Ivory
Un nuovo studio presentato al meeting della Royal Society sul DNA antico svoltosi a Londra la settimana scorsa ha rivelato una constatazione drammatica – il genoma di uno dei nostri antichi antenati, i Denisovans, contiene un segmento di DNA che sembra provenire da un’altra specie che è attualmente sconosciuta alla scienza. La scoperta suggerisce che […]
Child's spinning Top from Pompeii Trottola di un bambino trovata a Pompei. Click I Like and share the Page www.facebook.com/ScavidiPompei #pompei #vesuvio #mosaic #scavidipompei #pompeiiruins #italy #ancient #archeology #herculaneum #faunopompei For your visit to Pompeii, you'll want to stay at the B&B Pompei Il Fauno www.bbfauno.com