cgrn asked: Hi. I am not a professor or anything, but I would like to learn more about Alea Evangelii and your link came up. Do you know if the original manuscript has been translated into English by anyone? and is it possible to get a copy of the translation? I am interested to find… Continue reading A question concerning Alea Evangelii
Reading for my research and next review.
According to a press release from the County Museum of Bohuslän in Uddevalla, western Sweden, the museum's maritime archaeologists are studying a well-preserved shipwreck whose construction date lies in the AD 1210s or 1220s. Source: Aardvarchaeology
- How to make your own boardgame. - An article comparing the Irish games Fidchell and Brandub with Old Norse games. - A review of the program Det Brente Skipet from the Norwegian NRK.
The Lewis Chessmen (or, more correctly: gaming pieces) are currently on tour for the Exhibition "The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked. Currently they are in The National Museum of Scotland. On their website you can find loads of interesting information concerning the pieces and current research. Exhibition: The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked On the website you can also… Continue reading The Chessmen Unmasked exhibition
In both Celtic and Old Norse texts board-games are mentioned and described.In translations all these different games, the Irish fidchell, the Welsh tawlbwrdd, the Old Norse hnefatafl or other tafl games, are often identified as chess. In the case of fidchell this preoccupation with presumably chess already started in the 15th century, as is shown… Continue reading Celtic and Old Norse boardgames vs the omnipresent Chess
hnefatafl, originally uploaded by Christel Franken. A picture of my souvenir version of the Viking Hnefatafl boardgame.