Holy Land 3" Hand Carved Wooden Chess Pieces

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 16, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Set of Large Hand Carved Wooden Chess Pieces

Set of 32 Hand Carved Chess Pieces.

King- 3" Pawn- 1.5".

The Pieces are covered with velvet from the bottom, to protect the board from scratches.
History of chess:
Chess was played many centuries ago in
China , India , and Persia .
No one really knows for sure in which country it originated.
Then, in the eighth century, armies of Arabs
known as Moors invaded Persia .
The Moors learned chess from the Persians.
When the Moors later invaded Spain ,
the soldiers brought the game of chess with them.
Soon the Spanish were playing chess, too.
From Spain , chess quickly spread throughout all of Europe .

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