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Dominoes History

Dominoes are small tiles traditionally carved from ivory or bone with small, round pips of inset ebony. Many different domino sets have been used for centuries throughout the world to play a variety of domino games. The name 'Domino' may derive from a French word for a Christian priest's winter hood (which was black on the outside and white on the inside) or from a Latin word meaning "I win!".

The oldest known domino set was found in Tutankhamen's tomb, among the ruins of Thebes (Tutankhamen was king of ancient Egypt in the 18th dynasty, 1355 BC). According to historians, a Chinese set, with 32 pieces, existed in the year 1120 AD. They were apparently derived from cubic dice, which had been introduced into China from India. Some time in the early 18th century dominoes made their way to Europe, making their first appearance in Italy. Occidental domino sets are usually composed of 28 tiles.

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