History of chess

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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Stairway - Helsinki Natural History Museum Staircase i used to be cadette school at the time of Russian Tzar :))) Stunning ansemble inide out !

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

The viking game. there is an app on android to play tis game on your phone or tablet

Henry II of England, Duke of Normandy, Count of Anjou, Duke of Aquitaine, and Lord of Ireland, among other titles

One Head for Many Hats: Dual Monarchies and Personal Unions

Henry II of England. Reign: 1154 to "What Napolean did for Italy, Henry did for England" "considered to have laid the basis for English Common Law"

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fullpraxisnow: “ “ “Government is the shadow cast by big business over society.” — John Dewey ” ”

"Lewis chessmen" carved from walrus tusks and whale teeth. Made ca. AD1150-1175, found on Isle of Lewis (Scotland)

The Lewis Chessmen, carved from walrus ivory and whales teeth (Belonging to a group of 78 pieces found at one site on the Isle of Lewis (Uig) in Scotland, century, probably made by Viking craftsmen originating in Trondheim, Norway.

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The first game of chess my parents ever played, my dad won this way. My mom never played again. So really, the question is, who was the bigger fool.

British Museum Highlights you won't want to miss on a trip to the British Museum in Central London, England.

British Museum Highlights: Things You Simply Must See

British Museum Highlights you won't want to miss on a trip to the British Museum in Central London, England.

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Beserkers of the Lewis Chessmen, late 12th century © The Trustees of the British Museum

Berserker chessmen made from Walrus ivory and dating to the late century, found in Uig, Lewis, Scotland © The Trustees of the British M.

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland turned off it’s lights to see stars - WTF fun facts

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland turned off its lights to see stars - WTF fun facts

The Lewis Chessmen, carved from walrus ivory and whales teeth (Belonging to a group of 78 pieces found at one site on the Isle of Lewis (Camas Uig) in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, 1831); 12th century, probably made by Viking craftsmen originating in Trondheim, Norway.

The Lewis Chessmen, carved from walrus ivory and whales teeth (Belonging to a group of 78 pieces found at one site on the Isle of Lewis (Uig) in Scotland, century, probably made by Viking craftsmen originating in Trondheim, Norway.

simple.wikipedia.org His strict military decrees earned him respect By stating these rules for his army, Shaka gained confidence and support: 1) He eliminated privilege and class. Warriors had to earn their positions and rank. 2) All the spoils of war taken from the defeated armies were to be split among the warriors, and all resources shared. 3) Ageing members of society were to be treated with dignity, and allowed to retire.

16 Things That Made Shaka Zulu A Military Genius

The Battle of Isandlwana on January 1879 part of the Zulu war 10 miles east of the Tugela River in Zululand South Africa

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