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Researchers Find Relics from an Iron Age ‘Game of Mercenaries’

June 14, 2020 - General
The Iron Age “Game of Mercenaries” likely inspired the popular Viking age board game called ‘Hnefatafl.’ Source: Olga Makukha /Adobe Stock

Archaeologists excavating a burial in Norway have made a discovery that is offering a unique insight into Iron Age games and pastimes. They found evidence of a board game that was modelled on a popular Roman pastime. 


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