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Medieval gauntless

Medieval Western Knight's Armor Kit "The King's Guard"

Medieval Western Knight's Armor Kit "The King's Guard"

The back of the cuirass. The cuirass was modeled off of the famous statue of St. George in Prague. Most english effigies show knights wearing surcoats coving their cuirass. So it is difficult to know what armour was worn underneith. This armour captures the "wasp waist" that you find in these effigies. You can see more pictures of this coat of plates in the cuirass section.

The back of the cuirass. The cuirass was modeled off of the famous statue of St. George in Prague. Most english effigies show knights wearing surcoats coving their cuirass. So it is difficult to know what armour was worn underneith. This armour captures the "wasp waist" that you find in these effigies. You can see more pictures of this coat of plates in the cuirass section.

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The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

Excavated by Polly Neill in Bergen Norway --- The king from a chess set used during the 1300-1400s.

Excavated by Polly Neill in Bergen Norway --- The king from a chess set used during the 1300-1400s.

Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research.    The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find.    An article in the journal Medieval Archaeology by David Caldwell, Mark Hall and Caroline Wilkinson suggests that many of the 93 ivory pieces may have been used in a game called hnefatafl – an ancient Viking board game that pre-dates…

Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find. An article in the journal Medieval Archaeology by David Caldwell, Mark Hall and Caroline Wilkinson suggests that many of the 93 ivory pieces may have been used in a game called hnefatafl – an ancient Viking board game that pre-dates…

Probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200  Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200 Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Frank Lloyd Wright house ..

Frank Lloyd Wright house ..