hist-games: Lewis Chessmen in NYC

M Winther mwi9 at swipnet.se
Sat Nov 19 08:36:33 PST 2011


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg Lindahl" <lindahl at pbm.com>
To: <hist-games at www.pbm.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:18 AM
Subject: hist-games: Lewis Chessmen in NYC


>I just saw in the NYT that the Lewis Chessmen
> are going to be at the Cloisters through April 22,
> along with some other medieval and Islamic game pieces:
>
> http://metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2011/the-game-of-kings-medieval-ivory-chessmen-from-the-isle-of-lewis
>
> -- greg
>


There is an ongoing war between Iceland and Norway about the origins 
of the Lewis chessmen:
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7116

Mats 



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