my life after graduate: Greatest Inventions - Vol 3

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Greatest Inventions - Vol 3

Chess

A form of chess was played in ancient India but the game was developed into the form we know it today in Persia. From there it spread westward to Europe - where it was introduced by the Moors in Spain in the 10th century - and eastward as far as Japan. The word rook comes from the Persian rukh, which means chariot.

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