During excavations in Scotland, archaeologists have discovered “chess of the Vikings”

При раскопках в Шотландии археологи обнаружили «шахматы викингов»

In particular, we are talking about the stone Board for playing hnefatafl, which is the medieval equivalent of chess.

Scientists during excavations in Scotland have discovered a unique artifact. In particular, we are talking about the stone Board for playing hnefatafl, which is the medieval equivalent of chess. On it informs edition of The Scotsman. It is specified that the finding was discovered in Discom Abbey.

Its ruins are on the territory of Aberdeenshire. The Abbey was founded in 1219. It is assumed that it was erected on the ruins of one of the oldest monasteries of Scotland. It is known that the archaeologists of The Book of Deer Project engaged in excavations here in 2008.

Now scientists under the leadership of Ali Cameron was able to detect the Board hnefatafl. It is an ancient Scandinavian game similar to chess. The first mention of it Dating from the third century. Later, the Vikings brought hnefatafl in other Nordic countries. It is remarkable that an artifact like this previously, archaeologists found on the Orkney Islands.

We will remind, earlier the editor of “Politeksperty” informed about the excavations in one of the Chinese provinces, where scientists discovered a unique tomb filled with ceramics.

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