Medieval chess pieces may have been used for another game
Published on November 10th, 2009 | by Admin2
The 93 pieces – currently split between museums in Edinburgh and London – were discovered on Lewis in 1831.
But the research suggests they may have been used in both chess and Hnefatafl – a similar game that was popular in medieval Scandinavia.
It also casts doubt on the traditional theory that the ivory pieces were lost or buried by a merchant.