hist-games: Albanian chess piece

Alex R. Kraaijeveld a.kraayeveld at ic.ac.uk
Mon Jul 29 01:32:44 PDT 2002

Hi all

If this IS a chess piece, it's very interesting, but I don't see how you 
can ever prove this, unless you find at least a partially complete set 
(like the Lewis pieces). Alternative theories are just as (un)likely; for 
instance it could be anything from a king-type piece for a hnefatafl-like 
game to something that has absolutely nothing to do with gaming .....

Is there any information as to why the archaeologists think it's a game 
piece in the first place?

Cheers, Lex

Dr Alex R. Kraaijeveld

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