What chess piece was originally an elephant?

What chess piece was originally an elephant?


The history of chess can be traced back nearly 1,500 years to an ancient Hindu game called “chaturanga” that originated in India. Originally, the game pieces included a king, his counselor or minister (later his queen), two elephants, two chariots or boats, two horses or camels, and eight foot soldiers. These represented the four traditional divisions of the Indian army: elephants, cavalry, chariots, and foot soldiers. As the game spread west through the Islamic world to Persia and Europe, the elephants became bishops, the chariots became rooks, horses became knights, and foot soldiers became pawns.

The correct answer is Bishop.

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