A History of Chess The Abbey Library

A History of Chess The Abbey Library

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

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

Lewis Chessmen Berserker: according to Old Norse literature, berserkers were notorious as fighting uncontrollably in a trance like state. Notice how our Berserker has bulging staring eyes and angrily bites his shield ready for action!

Lewis Chessmen Berserker: according to Old Norse literature, berserkers were notorious as fighting uncontrollably in a trance like state. Notice how our Berserker has bulging staring eyes and angrily bites his shield ready for action!

http://history.chess.free.fr/first-european.htm

http://history.chess.free.fr/first-european.htm

Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, before 11 April 1831 acquired by the British Museum between November 1831 and January 1832. Publication History: Madden, Sir Frederic, "Historical remarks on the introduction of the game of chess into Europe and on the ancient chessmen discovered in the Isle of Lewis," in Archaeologia

Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, before 11 April 1831 acquired by the British Museum between November 1831 and January 1832. Publication History: Madden, Sir Frederic, "Historical remarks on the introduction of the game of chess into Europe and on the ancient chessmen discovered in the Isle of Lewis," in Archaeologia

A #storm of #swords: steel and snow (a song of ice and #fire, book 3 part 1) - ge,  View more on the LINK: 	http://www.zeppy.io/product/gb/2/381594870208/

A #storm of #swords: steel and snow (a song of ice and #fire, book 3 part 1) - ge, View more on the LINK: http://www.zeppy.io/product/gb/2/381594870208/

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