Monday, June 26, 2017

When the Western Isles were the Southern Isles

The Vikings in Lewis’ was published by Nottingham University’s Centre for The Study of The Viking Age (2014)

The Lewis Chessmen are among the most iconic images of both the Isle of Lewis itself and the Norse heritage of the whole of the British Isles.
The Vikings in Lewis’ follows three main strands of evidence to illuminate the cultural context in which the Chessmen came to be on Lewis, and their legacy into the present: archaeological finds from the Scandinavian settlements on Lewis; the influence of the Old Norse language on place names; and material from Old Norse sagas and poetry that makes mention of Lewis, the Hebrides or Hebrideans.

read more here @ Stornoway Gazette

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