lewis_chessmenThe Lewis Chessmen is a collection of 93 Chess pieces from the 12th century carved from walrus tusks. They were discovered on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.

The British Museum currently holds and displays 82 of these pieces, while the other 11 are in the National Museum of Scotland. This has a number of Scots irked, including Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, Linda Fabiani, Scottish Minister for Europe, and several Scottish National Party politicians.

I’m curious as to what game required (at least) 93 Chess pieces to play. I’d ask this lady, but I’m too scared.