Mycenaean helmet, boar tusk helmet, 14th century B.C. For centuries the only record humanity had of a boar's tusk helmet was a description in Homer's Iliad. Through the years scholars assumed that Homer had just made up some fantasy helmet that never existed. But then archaeologists began to find artistic representations of boar's tusk helmets and even.
Mycenean bronze helmet, mid-11th century B.C. Tiryns. Archaeological Museum, Nauplion
Aegean-Minoan and early Achaean helmets, 5000-1500 BC Based on pottery, fresco, sculpture representations and partial findings.
Mycenaean helmet reconstruction. The helmet was made of felt and several layers of leather strips. The boar tusks were sewed on external leather strips placed in longitudinal rows. The boar tusks helmets have been utilized during all the Greek Bronze Age periods and are also attested in the Iliad.
Boar tusk helmet, 14th century B.C. Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Boar tusk helmet with cheek-guards and a double bone hook on top. Mycenae, chamber Tomb 515, 14th-13th century B.C. National archaeological museum of Athens
Labrys (Greek: λάβρυς, lábrys) is the term for a symmetrical double-bitted axe originally from Crete in Greece, one of the oldest symbols of Greek civilization.
Knossos helmet, 1450 B.C. Similar conical helmet made of bronze has been found in one of the as called "warriors' graves" near Knossos. This specimen has two large cheek guards probably stitched or riveted to the helmet and an upper pierced knot to hold a crest. Small holes all around the cheek guards and helmet lower edge were used for attachment of an internal padding more likely made of linen, felt or leather.
Achaean and Aegean helmets, 1500-1300 B.C. Based on pottery, fresco, sculpture representations and partial findings.
Submycenean bronze helmet, Tiryns helmet, Tiryns, 1050-1025 B.C. Archaeological Museum of Nafplion Nafplion, Greece