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'Finds like the Sutton Hoo helmet depicting warriors with spears and swords indicate that violence and conflict were a real part of Dark Age life.

Sixteenth-century Persian War masks, the Kremlin Armory, Moscow, Russia.

Sixteenth-century Persian war masks, the Kremlin Armory, Moscow, Russia.

This brass Carthaginian breastplate dates to around the third century BCE, the period when Carthage was at war with Rome.

historicaldetailsandstuff: “ This brass Carthaginian breastplate dates to around the third century BCE, the period when Carthage was at war with Rome.

Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon artefacts. Irish, Scandinavian, and Merovingian and Eastern Mediterranean influences.

Irish, Scandinavian, and Merovingian and Eastern Mediterranean influences.

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Iron pageant helmet decorated with ivory: French (? Owned by the Scottish artist Sir Joseph Noel Paton.

Tatar soft helmet (Шапка бумажная), 17 c. Used by Ermak - conqueror of Siberia, the Russian commander of Tsar Ivan the Terrible.

Tatar helmet, 17 c. used by the cosaque Ermak, conqueror of Siberia, the Russian commander sent by Tsar Ivan the Terrible

The Edward IV Roll (Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis MS E201)

The Edward IV Roll (Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis MS The Edward IV Roll - Edward IV on horseback at the top. It was probably created to commemorate Edward IV's coronation in June It was a powerful statement of his authority and claim to the throne.

awesome AGILULF

VI and VII century, front panel of the lombard king Agilulf parade helmet (Florence, Bargello National Museum)

Ancient Minoan Oil-Press (or Wine-Press, perhaps)

Minoan Grape press in Vathpetro-Central-Crete. Considered the most ancient grape press in Europe.

Found at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK. Anglo Saxon Burial Mask

This was listed as an "Anglo Saxon Burial Mask" although I am pretty positive that's a wrong description. I believe it's a chieftain's helm, but I'm no expert.

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York | Amulets    Date:  > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture:  Mesopotamian Category:  Amulets, Animals Medium:  Stone   ...

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York Amulets Date: > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture: Mesopotamian Category: Amulets, Animals Medium: Stone .

3902. The clay with the grog in it is rough and red, and there is another type of water-based clay that is a greenish-brown. A third type of clay is oil based and never dries out, and is used when the piece is to be cast into plaster, but whatever type of clay she was using, all types of clay have one thing in common; they all can look like horse excrement.

satyr [Credit: Photograph by AlkaliSoaps. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, purchase by subscription, 1896

Хранители - Reconstrucción de armadura completa alemana de c. 1360.

Хранители - Reconstrucción de armadura completa alemana de c. 1360.

Turban Helmet.  Date:     late 15th century. Culture:     Iranian. Medium:     Steel, engraved and damascened with gold and silver.

伊朗頭盔 Turban Helmet Date: late century Culture: Iranian Medium: Steel, engraved and damascened with gold and silver

Elizabeth I and her People, National Portrait Gallery, London.

Review: Elizabeth I and Her People

From the exhibition, Elizabeth I and her People, National Portrait Gallery, London. The Duke of Norfolk and his wife, Margaret Audley.

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