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)
Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: