Viking Game Pieces

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 December 2018

Decorative game pieces may have been used to play checkers or backgammon, two games known in Viking Age Scandinavia through trade with the Middle East. These pieces are made from wood and date to c. 800-1000 CE. They are Norwegian in provenance. (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 12). Viking Game Pieces. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9705/viking-game-pieces/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Viking Game Pieces." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9705/viking-game-pieces/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Viking Game Pieces." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2018. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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