Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lewis Chessmen

I attended a meeting at the Uig Community Centre in Erista this afternoon. Two academics from Edinburgh were explaining their new theories on an alternative location for the initial find of the Lewis Chessmen, Mealista. There was also information on the 93 pieces that currently reside in the British Museum in London. A number of them will come to Scotland in 2010 and to Lewis in 2011. Whether they will actually come back to Ardroil or nearby Erista (site of the Uig Museum) is not at all certain.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Lewis chessman replica at Ardroil"]Lewis chessman replica at Ardroil[/caption]


  1. I know it's a slow game but one move in 2010 and another in 2011 most of us will be dead before check mate!

  2. These are beautiful items and should be back with you.

  3. Hello ! Reading you with utmost interest from France. I hope I can come over some time, so fond about your islands and history. Many kind regards from my little village.