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OLDEST GAME in the WORLD

... creation. There seems to be no doubt that it came to Europe from the East, and way of Persia. The word chess comes from the Persian shah, meaning king, and shah mat (checkmate), the king is dead. First Tournament. At the beginning of the last century ...

Published: Thursday 04 January 1934
Newspaper: Dundee Evening Telegraph
County: Angus, Scotland
Type: Article | Words: 349 | Page: 2 | Tags: none

CHESS

... civilised world. It is still commonly played Asia, and the name by which ia known most languages is a corruption of the Persian Shah or King. The board upon is played similar to that for draughts, with 64 squares. Each player must have white square his ...

Published: Saturday 14 April 1900
Newspaper: Dundee Evening Telegraph
County: Angus, Scotland
Type: Article | Words: 773 | Page: 5 | Tags: none

OUR LADIES LETTER

... protects from enemies. This idea of THE PROTECTIVE VIRTUE OF THE DIAMOND has been common among many nations; one of the Persian Shahs wore a diamond in the hilt of his scimitar, which was supposed to render him invincible. Napoleon had _a diamond set in ...

Published: Thursday 11 April 1907
Newspaper: Dundee Evening Telegraph
County: Angus, Scotland
Type: Article | Words: 1738 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

The Baku Oil Fountains —There is historical evidence to prove that tne Baku oil fountains have worked for 2500 ..

... Baku supplied the whole country far Bagdad, and the trade became so valuable that Armenian Emperors fought for it with Persian Shahs. Peter the Great first determined that Russia should have the benefit of the great oil deposits. He took measures for the ...

Published: Wednesday 22 May 1901
Newspaper: Dundee Evening Telegraph
County: Angus, Scotland
Type: Article | Words: 418 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

OUR LADIES' COLUMN

... Tyre, and a stone of the angelic Powers. Among the gems of the Zodiac, it belongs to the constellation Taurus. One of the Persian Shahs is said to have possessed small golden casket studded with emeralds, which, blessed by the Prophet, was supposed to render ...

Published: Thursday 23 May 1907
Newspaper: Dundee Evening Telegraph
County: Angus, Scotland
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1136 | Page: 6 | Tags: none