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Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Lewis Chessmen
In this illustrated presentation, author Nancy Marie Brown discusses the Lewis Chessmen, the most famous chessmen of all time. Found in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in the 1800s, these walrus-ivory figurines captivate visitors to the British Museum—each face is individual, each full of quirks.
Now thought to be carved by an Icelandic woman in about 1200, they present a capsule history of the Vikings in the North Atlantic, when the sea-road connected countries we think of as far apart and culturally distinct.
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Additional Costs: mileage.
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