Canadian archaeologists have discovered during excavations in the Jordanian fortress Humaima one of the oldest chess pieces. Researchers believe that the figure is a rook.
Chess piece is a rectangular stone with a round depression in the top and thread at the bottom. It is made of Sandstone.
According to experts, the discovery of about 1,300 years. Found her in the trading fortresses in Jordan. The artifact is now stored in the canadian University of Victoria.