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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Tutankhamun's armour?         Reply with quote

Are there any better photos of Tutankhamun's armour? The only image I have been able to find is the pictures took during the 20s when his tomb was open.

http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/carter/burton/p1304.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2016 3:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tom Hulit examined it for his thesis but, by the time he got his hands on it, the Egyptians had managed to lose most of it and allowed the rest to deteriorate beyond recognition. His paper has photos and illustrations of what was left.

T. D. Hulit, Late Bronze Age Scale Armour in the Near East. Ph.D., Durham University (2002).

If you can't find the original paper then a summary of his work is in my book
http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Bronze-Age-Mil...ent/p/3272

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The British Library has it through ethos
http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=1&...hos.247577

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2016 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Tutankhamun's armour?         Reply with quote

Isaac D Rainey wrote:
Are there any better photos of Tutankhamun's armour? The only image I have been able to find is the pictures took during the 20s when his tomb was open.

http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/carter/burton/p1304.jpg



Issac, a larger picture I think and some written details and drawings of the scales.

Here is a link to some excellent pictures from when the tomb was first being discovered.
http://flashbak.com/color-photos-of-the-1922-...omb-45007/




Egyptian tomb painting which appears to be a type of armor made from scales.
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Todd Feinman made a very good reconstruction of Egyptian hide scale armour for Mike Loades.
http://z8.invisionfree.com/Bronze_Age_Center/...topic=1719

Todd is a member here and probably knows more than most about this armour. If you are planning to make a reconstruction then he would be the man to talk to.

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Isaac D Rainey




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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2016 9:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you guys very much for the information. It is sad that the armour is destroyed, but the drawings and tomb painting really help.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2016 10:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The tomb painting won't really help you make a reconstruction.The sleeves can't be attached like that and the neck isn't right. Todd can tell you how to do it properly.
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