Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces
The Isle of Lewis chessmen were featured in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. But did you know that in the Spring of 1831, the sea eroded a sandbank on the Isle of Lewis West coast at the South shore of Uig Bay, uncovering a stone building formed somewhat like a baking oven. This curious structure caught the eye of a peasant, who proceeded to break into it, He was astonished to see what he concluded to be an assemblage of Gnomes and Elves. Can you imagine! This turned out to be a chess set that is now housed in the British Museaum in London.
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