Backgammon piece3D Model
3D model of a backgammon piece. A few gaming pieces were found at the excavation, including chess pieces, dice and this wooden backgammon piece. Gaming objects are frequently found in archaeological excavations at cloisters abroad. The finds here show that pastimes such as chess and backgammon were common both at Skriðuklaustur and on the European continent. Physical object held at the National Museum of Iceland nr: 2005-36-0268. Found 5/7/2005, found & logged by KM https://sarpur.is/Adfang.aspx?AdfangID=1422566
Part of the Skriðuklaustur Monastery 1550 reconstruction.
Digitisation by Open Virtual Worlds, a research team within the School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, in cooperation with the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute at Skriðuklaustur and the National Museum of Iceland. 3D digitisation was done by Catherine Cassidy and Iain Oliver with archaeological assistance provided by Skúli Gunnarsson.
Funded by the EU Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 through the “Connected Cu
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