Another Lewis Chess Piece Finds It's Way Home

batgirl

Here

FranklinDogood

I read that too, it’s incredible!

robbie_1969

Yes someone found it in their drawer.  Lewis itself is pretty barren, looks like the surface of the moon. It does not surprise me that a chess set was found there though, the entire West coast of Scotland from the Shetlands to Orkney down to Dublin in Ireland was a Viking super highway way back in the day.  Govan stones are ancient Viking monuments dated to about 11th century and commissioned by powerful rulers at the time, like all museums in Glasgow you can see it for free.

http://www.thegovanstones.org.uk/

 

batgirl

I like "free."
And all thing medieval.

Nice link.  Thank you.

 

Pulpofeira

Looks a bit like Odin.

Americu

Perhaps a bit of Carbon-dating is in order.........just to be sure.

robbie_1969
batgirl wrote:

I like "free."
And all thing medieval.

Nice link.  Thank you.

 

Glad to be of service Miss Batgirl, one rarely meets a true Southern Belle these days on the internet, its all codsplay, elfs and dragons tongue.png

robbie_1969
Pulpofeira wrote:

Looks a bit like Odin.

Pulp dude! word had it that your mother in law cast you in a dungeon and encased your swarthy Spanish features in an iron mask!

Pulpofeira

That one looks a bit more like Surtur.

freexeon

Wow! This is awesome.

Fixedthx

*won't sell for $2m

batgirl
robbie_1969 wrote:

these days on the internet, its all codsplay, elfs and dragons

Is that Medæval or just Middle Earth?

 

 

 

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TanitoluwaAps116

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50Mark

Whether they found its chess board ?

varelse1

That is incredible.

alleenkatze

Read about this.  Seems he needs some TLC that only a museum can bring. 

Most exciting!

Zenrider

Good grief! It is magical.