2300 years old pieces
Researchers from the University of Haifa, led by Dr. Ian Stern, found a collection of astragloi from the Hellenistic period during excavations in the Maresha-Bet Guvarin National Park. These pieces are about 2300 years old. They bear the names of Greek gods and goddesses such as Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, Hermes, the messenger of the gods, Hera, the goddess of marriage, and the winged goddess of victory, Nike. Some have also written dacoit and stop.
Found a large number of dice
According to Dr. Lee Perry-Galle, a research fellow at the University of Haifa, the astragaloi found in Maresha are more in number. In addition, their quality is also very good. Adding to these it is learned that people in distress sought help from the outside world through speculations and mantras. Women and men sought to defend themselves through magic to escape the uncertain environment of health, childbirth and death.