posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 03:34 PM
This is a great find, but I doubt that it qualifies as the world's oldest die.
The most famous dice game of antiquity took place in ancient India and ultimately was the cause behind the famous Mahabharata War, c. 3102 BCE.
In a dice game, Yuddhisthira had not only gambled away his own kingdom as well as the kingdoms of each of his brothers, he also gambled away the honor
of his wife, a woman that was said to have been married to all five brothers at the same time.
It was only after he'd lost it all that he accused the opposing player of cheating, and this accusation ultimately led to a war that is said to have
killed roughly four million Vedic warriors and to have lasted only a mere 18 days.
All over a game of dice….