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The Lewis chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis Scotland in the early nineteenth century Probably made in Norway around AD 1150 1200 they consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory in the forms of seated kings and queens mitred bishops knights on their mounts standing warders and pawns This book takes a look at the many theories surrounding the ownership of the pieces why they were hidden and how exactly they were discovered and places them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular culture of the Middle AgesThe Lewis chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis Scotland in the early nineteenth century Probably made in Norway around AD 1150 1200 they consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory in the forms of seated kings and queens mitred bishops knights on their mounts standing warders and pawns This book takes a look at the many theories surrounding the ownership of the pieces why they were hidden and how exactly they were discovered and places them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular culture of the Middle AgesThe Lewis chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis Scotland in the early nineteenth century Probably made in Norway around AD 1150 1200 they consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory in the forms of seated kings and queens mitred bishops knights on their mounts standing warders and pawns This book takes a look at the many theories surrounding the ownership of the pieces why they were hidden and how exactly they were discovered and places them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular culture of the Middle Ages