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Did Medieval Nubians imported their chainmail or did they built it on their own? We dont know, but atleast this old photo from the 1940's shows habitants of Khartoum manufacturing such an armour for parade purposes.  Khartoum is only around 30 miles north of Soba, where the medieval chainmail fragments have been found.

Did Medieval Nubians imported their chainmail or did they built it on their own? We dont know, but atleast this old photo from the 1940's shows habitants of Khartoum manufacturing such an armour for parade purposes. Khartoum is only around 30 miles north of Soba, where the medieval chainmail fragments have been found.

St Michael the Archangel 04 - Tapestry

Michaelmas: Christian feast of St. Michael the Archangel, celebrated in the Western churches on September Given St. Michael’s traditional position as leader of the heavenly armies, veneration.

St. Michael and the dragon - German (Artist) PERIOD late 12th-early 13th century (Medieval)

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another remarkable illumination of St Michael and the dragon. According to the catalogue record at the Walters Museum, it dates from the late eleventh/early twelfth century. Image source: Walters Museum MS W.

MEDIEVAL NUBIA

MEDIEVAL NUBIA

VIRGIN MARY WITH CHILD wall painting, from  Sudan, Faras, 9th cent – 1st half of 10th cent AD,  Mud plaster, tempera - From Polish excavations in Faras, in the National Museum in Warsaw since 1964. Found deep in the sand, they were saved in a UNESCO action to unearth and save Nile Valley art before the area was flooded by the Aswan Dam reservoir in the 1960s.

Artifacts of Christian Nubia Revealed

Archangel Michael drawing a sword, Faras. (Second half of the 10th century)

Archangel Michael drawing a sword, Faras. (Second half of the century)

illustration showing the oba(king) of the benin empire being visited by portugese ambassadors

Benin Empire illustration of angus mcbride showing the oba (king) of the benin empire receiving a group of portuguese ambassadors in the century AD

Unidentifiable warrior saint killing a dragon.  Faras Cathedral (9th-10th century). He wears an armour in Byzantine style. It is hard to say if one can interpret this painting as a proof for linothorax armour in (early) Medieval Nubia or if the artist just copied the motive from a Byzantine painting. Also note the (for Nubians) unusual shield.

Unidentifiable warrior saint killing a dragon. Faras Cathedral (9th-10th century). He wears an armour in Byzantine style. It is hard to say if one can interpret this painting as a proof for linothorax armour in (early) Medieval Nubia or if the artist just copied the motive from a Byzantine painting. Also note the (for Nubians) unusual shield.

Medieval Nubian king

Ancient DNA from Sudan

Linguists often hypothesize that the Sudan area in Northeast Africa may have been the urheimat or “original homeland” of the Afro-Asiatic (Hamitic-Semitic) language family.

Archers loses, Qasr Ibrim. Archers loses from the Christian period were found so rarely yet that it was assumed that they came out of use after the X-Culture, but these pieces proof that they were still employed by the Medieval Nubians. Edit: Appareantly, they were redated by Adams to pagan Nobadian times, so they are NOT Medieval.

Archers loses, Qasr Ibrim. Archers loses from the Christian period were found so rarely yet that it was assumed that they came out of use after the X-Culture, but these pieces proof that they were still employed by the Medieval Nubians. Edit: Appareantly, they were redated by Adams to pagan Nobadian times, so they are NOT Medieval.

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