THE EXOTIC WEAPONS AND PANOPLIES OF MEDITERRANEAN BRONZE AGE, MYCAENEAN AND HOMERIC WARRIORS


1b - AKADEMY LEONTES - INTERNET

Sea People warrior, armed with axini and Epsilon-type axe. Reconstruction by Hellenicarmors, of an Sea People Armour and weapons, of the Dark ages. The cuirass is based on depiction from Medinet Habu, Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Luxor. Heavy, Epsilon-type axe and grieves are based on various Mycaenean artifacts of Greek Archeological Museums. Axini based on Kanellopoulos Museum artifact.  Association of Historical Studies KORYVANTES

Sea People warrior, armed with axini and Epsilon-type axe.
Reconstruction of a Sea People panoply, of the Dark ages. The cuirass is based on depiction from Medinet Habu, Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Luxor. Heavy, Epsilon-type axe and grieves are based on various Mycaenean artifacts of Greek Archeological Museums. Axini based on Kanellopoulos Museum artifact.
Association of Historical Studies KORYVANTES


The following short study will brief on details of the experimental reconstructions of Mediterranean Bronze age exotic weapons and panoplies that KORYVANTES Association has worked on since 2011, as well as depict some of the experiences from testing them.

Aliadis Antonis, Spyros Bakas

Introduction

The stereotype about the Homeric Heroes is about well armoured Warriors with swords and spears fighting in duels or primitive phalanxes/loose formations. Some of them were exceptional archers using composite bows (eg. Pandaros, Odysseus). Αrchaeological findings among Egyptians, Mitannians, Caananites, Hittites, Summerians present us a large variety of «exotic» weapons like periform maces, disc maces, sickle swords, throwing sticks, heavy naval spears, etc.

The following short study will brief on details and insight about four experimental reconstructions of Mediterranean Bronze age exotic weapons and three panoplies (armour) that KORYVANTES Association has worked on since 2011, as well as provide a brief on experiences from testing them as part of the bronze age Warrior armour system(s). The work of the Association and the panoplies/weapons reconstructions are part of a larger PhD thesis that is under development by Association members.

We will present the reconstruction and usage of axini (?), epsilon-axe, navmaho xisto (?) and Hittite warthog axe, as well as make a brief presentation of 3 Bronze era panoplies: Mycenaean, Hittite/Trojan, Sea People. All presented reconstructions of panoplies and weapons are custom built by the Association armourer. 

Read all the article here: http://koryvantesstudies.org/studies-in-english-language/page215-2/

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