Isle of Lewis ChessmenAugust 26, 2006 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Chess | 3 Comments
Originally this post was to be about “You know if you’ve read too much Harry Potter when . . . “, but then I got to investigating the Harry Potter chess set and discovered the Isle of Lewis chess set which is housed at The British Museum. Above is a replica of this beautiful chess set from 1200 AD. More information can be found at Wikipedia and History of Chess and, of course, The British Museum. Below are pictures of these remarkable chess pieces. Click on any of the hyperlinks to view a larger image of it.