Lewis Chess Piece Worth Over $1 Million Found in Drawer

06.05.19 A chess piece from the oldest-known chess set on Earth was found in Scotland after being kept in a drawer for fifty-five years. The piece, known as the Lewis Warder, is scheduled to be put up for auction and is expected to fetch upwards of $1 million. In our Scotland Travelogue, we highlighted some of the history and folklore surrounding the Isle of Lewis chess pieces currently being housed at the National Museum of Scotland.

Ninety-three Isle of Lewis chess pieces were discovered on a beach in Scotland in 1831 but five had gone missing. This is the first of the five 900-year-old chess pieces to turn up. It will be auctioned on July 2nd at Sotheby's in London. images: CNN


The perfect pieces for a blitz tournament!

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