The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

These chess pieces, called the Lewis Chessmen, were found in Scotland (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides) at some point before 1831 and were probably made in Scandinavia (thought to be Norway) about Walrus ivory and whales’ teeth.The British Museum.

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Real-size resin reproductions of the century Isle of Lewis chessmen. The top row shows king, queen, and bishop. The bottom row shows knight, rook, and pawn.

Chess is said to have originated in the Gupta Period[37] where its early form in the 6th century was known as [[chaturanga, which translates as "four divisions [of the military]" – infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry – represented by the pieces that would evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively. @jessica zheng.wikipedia.org

Krishna playing Chess(Chaturanga, an ancient Indian strategy game) Miniature, century, National Mueum, New Delhi

Two men play chess while their friends look on in this illustration by artist Jacob van de Hayden. The man gazing at the viewer with his hand raised, ready to pick up a piece, is the author of the book. Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneberg, used the pen name Gustavus Selenus to write this history of the game of chess. Though the content is indebted to Ruy López‘s Libro de la Invención Liberal y Arte del Juego del Axedrez, the book also contains a history of chess and beautiful…

The mission of the World Chess Hall of Fame is to educate visitors, fans, players and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance.

A History of Chess Jerzy Gizycki HC w/DJ 1972 Abbey Library Illustrated | Books, Antiquarian & Collectible | eBay!

A History of Chess Jerzy Gizycki HC w/DJ 1972 Abbey Library Illustrated

A History of Chess Jerzy Gizycki HC w/DJ 1972 Abbey Library Illustrated | Books, Antiquarian & Collectible | eBay!

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Classic Staunton Set - The Roaring Knight Chess Set: See how the pieces compare and what a beautiful contrast in such a fine chess set!

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain

The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain

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A History of Chess

The article is an overview of the history of chess. It discusses the origin of chess, an ancient chess piece, and a Viking board game.

What Is the Best Sacrifice in the History of Chess?

What Is the Best Sacrifice in the History of Chess?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Gaurav Dutta, chess fan: For me, the greatest sacrifice(s) would be from "The Polish Immortal Gam .

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