Friday, July 01, 2011

Roman Dodecahedron May Remain Mystery Forever

World’s first Wiffle Ball or ancient Roman Chia Pet -- we asked you to explain what distinguished archeologists could not. What in the world is a "Roman dodecahedron?”

This mysterious object, named for its 12 sided shape, is generally made of bronze or stone and ranges in size from 4 to 11 centimeters.

Most of you believed the Romans planted these objects to later mystify future generations. Or that they were something as simple as a paper weight. What do the experts think?

“I have no secret special idea that I think is exactly correct,” said Sebastian Heath, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. “It doesn’t stand as a central concern of Roman archeology, but it would be interesting to know what these could be.”

One reader suggested the dodecahedron may be the world’s first jingle bell.

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