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1,200 year-old glass boardgame piece found on Lindisfarne

February 10, 2020 - General

A rare, glass gaming piece has been discovered during an archaeological dig on Lindisfarne – the tiny Northumbrian island whose wealthy early medieval monastery was infamously raided by Vikings in AD 793, heralding the start of the Viking Age in Britain.

Blue glass gaming piece discovered at Lindisfarne, ca. 800 AD 
[Credit: DigVentures and Durham University]The gaming piece was discovered in September 2019 during a…

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