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Historians find swords and spears of long-forgotten warrior tribe in ancient cemetery

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Yotvingian sword found in cemetery. Photo by Jakub Mikołajczuk/Muzeum Okręgowe w Suwałkach.

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Archaeologists have discovered rare swords, spears and knives among hundreds of items belonging to a long-disappeared people famed for their warrior culture in the Suwałki region of eastern Poland.

The weapons were among 500 items dating back around 1,000 years dug up on the site of a cemetery belonging to the Yotvingians.

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Mongol Empire: a map

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A detailed map of the Mongol Empire at its greater expanse (second half of 13th century) showing the emperor’s domain (China, Mongolia and Manchuria) and the other Mongol khanates.

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Perth Pictish find offers a view into Scotland’s warfare past

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The Tulloch Stone

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Archaeologists have carefully recreated images of a figure on a Pictish stone, discovered during the construction of a road in 2017, with the details uncovered offering new insights into Scotland’s warrior past.

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Medieval arrows caused injuries similar to gunshot wounds

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An arrow pierced the top of this man’s right eye and exited through the back of his skull. (University of Exeter)

New research demonstrates the immense power of the medieval English longbow

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Taking an arrow to the head is a decidedly unpleasant way to die. Luckily, most modern humans are more likely to encounter these historical projectiles in a museum than on the battlefield.

A new study led by archaeologists from the University of Exeter clarifies just how destructive the English longbow could be, highlighting surprising similarities between injuries inflicted by the medieval weapon and guns of today.

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Korean cavalry scale armour, infantry helmet and plate armour

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A scale armour of a heavy cavalryman from the Korean kingdom of Koguryo ca. 6th cent CE in an uknown Korean museum. Note the protection of the neck and also his scale ‘trousers’.    More

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