Small carved stones unearthed in a nearly 5,000-year-old burial could represent the earliest gaming tokens ever found, according to Turkish archaeologists who are excavating early Bronze Age graves.

Found in a burial at Başur Höyük, a 820- by 492-foot mound near Siirt in southeast Turkey, the elaborate pieces consist of 49 small stones sculpted in different shapes and painted in green, red, blue, black and white.

Oldest Gaming Tokens Found in Turkey : DNews
Small carved stones unearthed in a nearly 5,000-year-old burial could represent the earliest gaming tokens ever found.

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