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23 November, 2023 - 18:00
The Evolution of Board Games: From Royal Pastimes to Global Phenomena
In the dynamic tapestry of human leisure and recreation, board games have carved an enduring niche, evolving through millennia from ancient pastimes to modern phenomena. This article embarks on a...
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26 April, 2023 - 14:55
Fascinating Medieval Gaming Piece Uncovered at Building Site in England
Next time you’re playing a board game with your friends and family, consider that you may be playing something that originated in the medieval era, or beyond. Archaeologists have made a fascinating...
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25 December, 2021 - 01:00
Nancy Marie Brown
The Icelandic Theory: Experts Challenge Establishment Dogma to Reveal History of Ivory Vikings
In 1874, the Norwegian chess historian Antonius Van der Linde belittled Frederic Madden’s suggestion that Iceland could produce anything approaching the sophistication of the Lewis chessmen...
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15 May, 2020 - 22:40
Nancy Marie Brown
The Missing Pieces: Unraveling the History of the Lewis Chessmen
In the early 1800s, on a golden Hebridean beach, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: ninety-two game pieces carved of ivory and the buckle of the bag that once contained them. Seventy-eight...
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28 November, 2019 - 18:36
Is This The Oldest Chess Piece In The World?
Archaeologists digging in Jordan may have found the oldest chess piece in the world. John Oleson, an archaeologist at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, believes he and his...
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2 July, 2019 - 18:57
Lewis Chessman Bought for £5 Sells at Auction for £735,000
In the early 1800s, an ancient treasure washed up on the Isle of Lewis in westernmost Scotland – 78 ornately-carved chess pieces made from walrus ivory dating back to the 12 th century. The Lewis...
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3 June, 2019 - 19:01
Rediscovered Viking-era Lewis Chessman Is Predicted To Make A Family Millionaires
An old heirloom looks likely to make a lucky family a fortune when it goes to auction . They found one of the Lewis Chess pieces that belongs to one of the most famous chess sets in all of history...
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30 January, 2018 - 22:51
Richly Adorned Arabic Influenced Chess Piece Unearthed in Norway
Archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) have recently discovered a rare and richly decorated Arabic-inspired chess piece in Tønsberg. Arabic Inspired Chess...
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25 December, 2016 - 21:51
Fun for Everyone: The Evolving History of Board Games
The delightful hobby of playing games isn't a modern invention. While people in ancient times didn't have Pokemon Go to entertain themselves, they still spent hours of fun games both inside and...
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