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The berserker of the Lewis chessmen.  I approve of Viking berserker chesspieces far too much.

Lewis Chessmen Berserker: according to Old Norse literature, berserkers were notorious as fighting uncontrollably in a trance like state.Notice how our Berserker has bulging staring eyes and angrily bites his shield ready for action!

Bluetooth, the wireless communication standard, was named after Harald Bluetooth, a tenth century king who encouraged communication and unity among warring Norse and Danish tribes.

Harald Bluetooth

Viking Chess Piece, Danish or Norwegian Century, found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Lewis Chessmen Bishop: is standing whilst giving a blessing with his right hand. On his head he wears a mitre and holds a crosier in his left hand.

Found on Lewis in the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most well-known archaeological find from Scotland.

Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find

ome of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The and century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find.

Lewis Chessmen, discovered 1831, carved from walrus ivory and whale teeth in 12th century Norway.

The Lewis chessmen are a group of chess pieces discovered on the Isle of Lewis in They were carved from walrus ivory and whale teeth in the Century in Norway. There are 78 pieces: 8 kings,.

The Lewis Chessmen - Chess-piece; walrus ivory; queen wearing floriated crown,1150-1175 (circa) - Findspot : Uig (Europe,United Kingdom,Scotland,Western Isles,Lewis,Uig)

Lewis Chess Queen -- round features, left hand cupping right elbow, intact scalloped crown, vertical lines on dress.

The Lewis Chessmen, carved from walrus ivory and whales teeth (Belonging to a group of 78 pieces found at one site on the Isle of Lewis (Camas Uig) in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, 1831); 12th century, probably made by Viking craftsmen originating in Trondheim, Norway.

The Lewis Chessmen, carved from walrus ivory and whales teeth (Belonging to a group of 78 pieces found at one site on the Isle of Lewis (Uig) in Scotland, century, probably made by Viking craftsmen originating in Trondheim, Norway.

The Game of Kings  Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis    The Cloisters Museum and Gardens  The branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for medieval art and architecture

The Game of Kings Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis The Cloisters Museum and Gardens The branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for medieval art and architecture

Left: Chess Piece of a Bishop, 1126–1175. Scandinavian or English. Walrus ivory. The British Museum, London (1856,0623.137) © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved. Right: Plaster copy, late 19th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1881 (W-813)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Carving ivory,pieces of the Lewis Chessmen

Lewis chess pieces also called the Uig chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked is the most comprehensive exhibition on the Lewis chessmen for over a decade, featuring chessmen drawn from the collections of National Museums Scotland and the British Museum

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