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General Category => Chess History => Topic started by: Asher Hurowitz on January 31, 2018, 03:36:16 pm

Title: 800 Year Old Chess Knight Just Discovered!
Post by: Asher Hurowitz on January 31, 2018, 03:36:16 pm
https://www.livescience.com/61552-old-chess-piece-discovered.html
Title: Re: 800 Year Old Chess Knight Just Discovered!
Post by: ebinola on January 31, 2018, 04:55:08 pm
That's an old knight.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but the Vikings were frequent traders with the Middle East, right? That would explain the inspired design.
Title: Re: 800 Year Old Chess Knight Just Discovered!
Post by: Asher Hurowitz on January 31, 2018, 07:18:21 pm
That's an old knight.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but the Vikings were frequent traders with the Middle East, right? That would explain the inspired design.

Well, the abstract Islamic "Shatranj" design was actually used conventionally all throughout Europe from Russia to Spain. Chess came into Europe through Spain and Italy mainly, as well as a few other places.