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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.

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, 14th century B.C. Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Submycenean bronze helmet, Tiryns helmet,  Tiryns, 1050-1025 B.C. Archaeological Museum of Nafplion Nafplion, Greece

Submycenean bronze helmet, Tiryns helmet, Tiryns, 1050-1025 B.C. Archaeological Museum of Nafplion Nafplion, Greece

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.

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.

Achaean and Aegean helmets, 1500-1300 B.C. Based on pottery, fresco, sculpture representations and partial findings.

Achaean and Aegean helmets, 1500-1300 B.C. Based on pottery, fresco, sculpture representations and partial findings.

Mycenaean panoply, Dendra Mycenaean cemetery, Tomb 12 ("The Cuirass Tomb") LH IIB-IIIA1, 1400 B.C. Sarpedon might have fought in a suit of bronze armor similar to this. The helmet pictured was made of boars’ tusks.  Archaeological Museum of Nafplion Nafplion, Greece

Mycenaean panoply, Dendra Mycenaean cemetery, Tomb 12 ("The Cuirass Tomb") LH IIB-IIIA1, 1400 B.C. Sarpedon might have fought in a suit of bronze armor similar to this. The helmet pictured was made of boars’ tusks. Archaeological Museum of Nafplion Nafplion, Greece

Mycenean bronze helmet, mid-11th century B.C. Tiryns. Archaeological Museum, Nauplion

Mycenean bronze helmet, mid-11th century B.C. Tiryns. Archaeological Museum, Nauplion

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

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

Aegean-Minoan and early Achaean helmets, 5000-1500 BC Based on pottery, fresco, sculpture representations and partial findings.

Aegean-Minoan and early Achaean helmets, 5000-1500 BC Based on pottery, fresco, sculpture representations and partial findings.

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.

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.


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Bronze helmet of Illyrian type II with silver sheet metal applique on the forehead, first half 6th century B.C.

Bronze helmet of Illyrian type II with silver sheet metal applique on the forehead, first half 6th century B.C.

Warrior's helmet made by Patrick Horimoto, ca. 1998

Warrior's helmet made by Patrick Horimoto, ca. 1998

Tatar soft helmet

Tatar soft helmet

Modern artist interpretation of ancient Greek  rendering although some have suggested the original showed a profile and actually represented 2 horns (one hidden directly behind front one) rather than a single horn.

Modern artist interpretation of ancient Greek rendering although some have suggested the original showed a profile and actually represented 2 horns (one hidden directly behind front one) rather than a single horn.

- Casco Ilirio

- Casco Ilirio

Шлем  Бронз.  вис. 23 см.  Символично погребение в каменна камерна гробница, в подножието на погребалното легло.

Шлем Бронз. вис. 23 см. Символично погребение в каменна камерна гробница, в подножието на погребалното легло.

Greek Cretan Helmet Bronze Period

Greek Cretan Helmet Bronze Period

Iron pageant helmet decorated with ivory: French (?), probably 19th century. Owned by the Scottish artist Sir Joseph Noel Paton.

Iron pageant helmet decorated with ivory: French (?), probably 19th century. Owned by the Scottish artist Sir Joseph Noel Paton.

A multiplate warrior's helmet, Tibet, 18th century

A multiplate warrior's helmet, Tibet, 18th century

Macedonian Helmet, Pella

Macedonian Helmet, Pella

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