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My entry for challenge68:Retro.
Cast models (made by me over 30 years ago!) of some of the 12th century Viking chess pieces found on the Isle of Lewis in 1831. In all over 90 pieces were found, mainly made from walrus ivory, but some made from whale teeth. I'm glad to have a Viking theme for my 200th picture on fotothing!
For more information see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_chessmen or see the originals in the British Museum or the National Museum of Scotland.
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Feb 26 2007 21:24 GMT jamby PRO
interesting pieces of antiques...goodluck with the challenge my friend!!
Feb 26 2007 21:25 GMT sini
Great work! Good luck with the challenge!
Feb 26 2007 21:29 GMT genese
and you told me you was 25 lol..... wonderful entry and so well made
Feb 26 2007 21:50 GMT Midworlder PRO
Happy 200th and good luck in the Challenge
Feb 26 2007 22:15 GMT baz0106
well done mr thor a bit of scrimshaw!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 26 2007 22:16 GMT baz0106
oh by the way,....... good luck!!!
Feb 26 2007 22:26 GMT Crowy
Great entry Thor..GOOD LUCK !!
Feb 26 2007 22:59 GMT bennystr
Fascinating stuff, great entry, best of luck!
And congrats for No. 200!
Feb 27 2007 15:10 GMT Yermanie
Interesting and nice.
Feb 27 2007 20:37 GMT VandA
These bring back childhood memories!
Mar 03 2007 06:29 GMT gtc126
Stunning shot.....Good Luck on your entry!!!
Mar 10 2007 19:57 GMT pauli3522