UPI en Espanol
facebook
twitter
account
search
search

Chess book may have been drawn by da Vinci

Feb. 26, 2008 at 6:58 PM

ROME, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers say an early guide to playing the game of chess might have been illustrated by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo was a close friend of Italian mathematician and Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli, who wrote "De ludo scacchorum." The chess manual was found in a private library last year.

The manuscript, produced about 1500, contains 48 pages of diagrams, each representing a possible chess scenario to which Pacioli offered his solutions, the BBC reported.

Researchers say they have asked experts in the United States to determine if the drawings are, in fact, Leonardo's work, the British network said.

Top Stories
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio requests new judge and public assistance with legal fees
New Orleans police officer fatally shot in patrol car
Islamic State says it can soon buy nuclear weapon, smuggle it into U.S.
Landslide in Nepal blocks Kali Gandaki River, threatens flooding
Generator in basement causes carbon monoxide poisioning in five Pennsylvania homes