hist-games: Celtic "Chess" find??

u.schaedler at museedujeu.com u.schaedler at museedujeu.com
Mon Mar 7 01:36:37 PST 2005


If I remember correctly there is an old find of a medieval games piece from the
Isle of Man already published in one of Forbes's appendices "Chess among the
Irish" and discussed there as a chess piece.
Ulrich Schädler

Selon Chas <webmaster at historicgames.com>:

> I just got home from peddling our wares at a living history fair in
> Wisconsin and had someone trying to tell me that there was a recent
> grave find on the Isle of Man which included Chess pieces earlier than
> had previously been known in Britain. He -insisted- it was evidence that
> chess originated with the Celts -contrary to mainstream theories about
> chess.
> 
> I assume he was perhaps confused by a Celtic game like Fidchell, or
> Brandhu which, unfortunately, are occasionally referred to as "Celtic
> chess", or mistakenly combining them with the Isle of Lewis Chessmen.
> 
> But, has anyone heard of a recent game find in connection with the Isle
> of Man?
> 
> Chas
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