[MR] History Blog: 1200 Year-old Game Piece from Lindisfarne

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 03:10:45 PST 2020

Noble Friends,

Yesterday the History Blog reported on the discovery of a glass game piece
from excavations at on the holy island of Lindisfarne. The piece apparently
represents the king in an Anglo-Saxon version of the game called "King's
Table", better known from the Viking version "hnefatafl". The piece is
believed to have been part of grave goods from a wealthy Northumbrian

The whole story, with views of coins and other goodies from the site, can
be found at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/57805 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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