Ancient Mycenaean Armor Was Suitable for Extended Combat, Research Confirms

By | June 26, 2024

This article is already a month old, but just popped up on social media:
Researchers have tried to tackle a question if a 3500 old armour from Mycenean Greece was used for ceremonial purposes or for real fighting. Apparently no descriptions about this armor have survived into modern times.
The researchers therefore have made replicas of the armor, and recruited 13 volunteers from the Greek marines to test out the armor. It seemed that for both fighting and other practical purposes (just wearing it in the Greek heat), the armor seemed to do sufficiently well, and could have been used for combat purposes.
No fighting exercises against tanks were reported though.
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