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.

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.

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Alfonso X Libro F64R - History of chess - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alfonso X Libro F64R - History of chess - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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!

HNEFATAFL... The viking game of strategy. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/212877305/hnefatafl-the-viking-chess?ref=shop_home_active_11

HNEFATAFL... The viking game of strategy. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/212877305/hnefatafl-the-viking-chess?ref=shop_home_active_11

march of chess  http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/history/history-of-chess/

march of chess http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/history/history-of-chess/

The Immortal Draw: Carl Hamppe vs Philipp Meitner. Vienna, 1872

The Immortal Draw: Carl Hamppe vs Philipp Meitner. Vienna, 1872

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