A Student of History

December 26, 2007

Return of the 13th Century Lewis chessmen?

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 3:31 pm

From the BBC:

First Minister Alex Salmond has joined calls for the return of the Lewis chessmen to Scotland. SNP members have been campaigning to bring the famed 13th Century figurines back to the country where they were discovered.   The beautifully carved game pieces were found on a beach near Uig on the isle of Lewis in about 1831.

Lewis Chess Pieces (courtesy British Museum)

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