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Evidence in Viking Greenland

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1116
Type Artifact
Game Hnefatafl
Date 1100-01-01 - 1199-12-31
Rules King piece, allied with other pieces, pieces can be taken.
Content Text from Atlamál: "Í kné gengr hnefi, ef húnar þverra." Translation "The king is mated if the pawns are taken." Vigfusson and Powell 1883: 342. Murray (1951: 60) interprets this as in the sense of "the hnefi is often beaten when the hunns are taken."
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press., Vigfusson, G and F. Powell. 1883. Corpus Poeticum Boreale. The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue from the Earliest Times to the Thirteenth Century. Volume I. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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