the lewis chessmen are are a group of 12th-century chess pieces, most of which are carved in walrus/whale ivory. they were discovered in 1831 on the isle of lewis (outer hebrides, scotland) and are known as the best-preserved medieval gaming pieces in the occident.
well, i knew of them before i went to edinburgh two months ago and i had in mind to buy replicas of these pieces (in the shop of the national museum of scotland), because i totally love their look! i bought a set of them (without the board; too big and too expensive...) and i´m so happy with them!
in my digital piece you see a map of the isle of lewis and two of my chessmen (knight and queen).
and i made an entry in my tiny altered book as well:
right side two overlapping maps (below a more detailed one with the region of the find):
and above it a piece from my old atlas: