hist-games: Lewis Chessmen in NYC

M Winther mwi9 at swipnet.se
Sat Nov 19 08:40:05 PST 2011


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From: "M Winther" <mwi9 at swipnet.se>
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Greg Lindahl" <lindahl at pbm.com>
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>>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
>

See also this, "Historic discovery of an old chess piece in Iceland"
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7421

Mats 



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