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Valuable archaeological finding in Krka NP

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Republication from np-krka.hr  (Krka NP)

A powerful 17th and 18th centuries artillery weapon mačkula was guarded for centuries by the Nečven fortress

A greatly preserved mačkula, still used today to celebrate the victory at the traditional manifestation Sinjska alka was found at one of the two gatekeepers of Krka River, the Nečven medieval fortress, in the near future connected by a hanging hiking bridge with the fortress Trošenj on the opposite side of the River bank.

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

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Republication from the first news 

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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Seleucid troops

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A fine representation of Seleucid troops from a Russian journal as I can recall. Kudos to the creators. As I can see, from left to right there are a Seleucid Elite trooper

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Carnyx, the war trumpet of the Celts

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A fine reenactment of a Gallic warrior blowing a carnyx, the war trumpet of the Celts. The carnyx was a kind of trumpet used in warfare, probably to incite troops to battle and intimidate opponents, as Polybius recounts. Reenactor group uknown. Kudos to them.

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