Assyrian Scale Armor

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 March 2018
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Assyrian soldiers wore copper alloy armor made in segments aligned like fish-scales. Hole allowed the scales to be laced together and a central ridge maintained their alignment. The armor only protected the back and chest, thus allowing free movements of the limbs. 800-700 BCE. Probably from Ardabil, modern-day Iran. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, March 22). Assyrian Scale Armor. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8413/assyrian-scale-armor/

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