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London Gems: The British Museum

I know for a lot of people, the idea of going to museums is pretty much the worst thing ever. All that I can come up with to account for that is the possible disappointment from school day field trips when, for whatever reason, kids seemed to expect a trip to the ice cream shop and were excessively let down when told that no, in fact, the class would be going to the art, transport, history, science, you-name-it museum. 390 more words


Culann's Hound 34: Secrets and Gifts

Among the most beloved treasures in the British Museum are the Lewis Chessmen, carved from walrus ivory and whale teeth in the late twelfth century, probably at Trondheim in Norway. 1,551 more words


King 78 and the Dead: The Lewis Chessmen in The Walking Dead Season 4

One of the most famous sets of artefacts surviving from the medieval world, and of medieval Scotland in particular, is the collection popularly known as the ‘Lewis chessmen’. 2,281 more words

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The Lewis Chessmen

In April 1831, a curious collection of carved figures was exhibited to members of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.   They had been found earlier that year, on a beach near Uig on the Isle of Lewis.  1,243 more words


isle'ove lewis

The Isle of Lewis was unique in this trip in that it was the only island on my itinerary that I had already visited, partly due to it being the island where my Dad was born. 1,999 more words