History of craps
The history of dice
Dice games and their usage for games of chance go back 5,000 years.
Some dice were found in Sumerian royal tombs in Ur (formerly Chaldea, today's Iraq). In Rome and in Ancient Greece, the dice used by Romans were cubic (6 sides). As is the case with our current dice game, the total points of two opposite sides was always 7 (1 + 6; 2 + 5; 3 + 4).