Neolithic chess

Jul 12, 2009, 11:59 AM |

It must be a sign of my obsession with chess. Megalithic structures, such as the one in Carnac, France, pictured below, are usually believed to be either burial sites, or structures used to determine equinoxes and solstices.

But what do I see? A proof that the neolithic people engaged in board games, and just as we today rave over Morphy's "Opera Game", they had their own heroes. The site must be a reconstruction of an ancient chess game. "Look, my son Torak, this is how our chief Gorak beat the evil Zootor many springs ago."

In a word: ill.