Kev's Lounge Paper Minis Preview Jun 12, 2013 8:18:06 GMT -9
Post by wyvern on Jun 12, 2013 8:18:06 GMT -9
Ancient Mesopotamia's more my area than Egypt, so I'm not sure about this either. For Mesopotamia, where mummification wasn't used, they'd all be bones, certainly, and it makes sense that only a very select few people would be chosen for permanent preservation, given the amount of time necessary to prepare a body for mummification.
Indeed. I think the universal use of coins as RPG treasure likely stems from D&D, where from the original version, everything was priced in gold pieces, and monetary treasure was always listed with coins ahead of gems & jewelery, real-world actuality notwithstanding!