Famous Chess Sets In History Featured In Apollo Magazine

“The game of chess is believed to have originated in India, before spreading via Iran into Arab countries and from there to Europe. The nexus of the Islamic world is the focus of Deborah Freeman Fahid’s fascinating catalogue of chess and other games pieces from the private al-Sabah collection in Kuwait, published by Thames & Hudson last year. At the heart of the collection is a group of rock-crystal pieces, believed to have been made in Egypt, Iraq or eastern Iran sometime around the 9th century, and deposited in the late 11th century in a monastery in Àger in Catalonia.”

From Apollo Magazine (June 25, 2019 Issue)

Famous Chess Sets in History Apollo Magazine 2019

To read the article in Apollo Magazine, click link below:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/famous-chess-sets/

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A Lewis chessman (a warder), walrus ivory, Sotheby’s London (estimate £600,000–£1m). Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby’s

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