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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.

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Arab Mameluke and turkish light infantry. Characteristic representation of the principal European military men or Augsburger Bilder 1802-1810: Ottoman.    or  Augsburger Bilder    1802-1810    Ottoman

Arab Mameluke and turkish light infantry. Characteristic representation of the principal European military men or Augsburger Bilder 1802-1810: Ottoman. or Augsburger Bilder 1802-1810 Ottoman

Zirh (camicia di maglia), Turchia XVI sec. Ottoman mail shirt, 16th century, Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Firenze).

Zirh (camicia di maglia), Turchia XVI sec. Ottoman mail shirt, 16th century, Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Firenze).

"Bazur, the Magician, Raises up Darkness and a Storm", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020),  from an illustrated manuscript ca. 1430–40. During a battle between Persians and the Turanians, a sorcerer named Bazur (blue cape), creates a blizzard that engulfs the Persians. In the ensuing confusion, the Turanians attack, causing heavy casualties. This painting comes from a copy of the highly Persianate Shahnama that was probably made in northern India.

"Bazur, the Magician, Raises up Darkness and a Storm", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020), from an illustrated manuscript ca. 1430–40. During a battle between Persians and the Turanians, a sorcerer named Bazur (blue cape), creates a blizzard that engulfs the Persians. In the ensuing confusion, the Turanians attack, causing heavy casualties. This painting comes from a copy of the highly Persianate Shahnama that was probably made in northern India.

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Period Photos of People with Ethnographic ArmsWhere: Paris Museum When: Unknown Who: Museum display of Tuareg warriors Weapons visible: spears, swords Source if known: Old French postcard

Ethnographic Arms & Armour - Period Photos of People with Ethnographic ArmsWhere: Paris Museum When: Unknown Who: Museum display of Tuareg warriors Weapons visible: spears, swords Source if known: Old French postcard

Mounted Bornu warrior wearing mail armor and wielding a lance. The Bornu Empire was founded c. 1400 in what is now Northeast Nigeria and endured until the late 19th century. By the 16th century, strong Arab and Turkish military influence led to the development of a fearsome, elite, armored Bornu cavalry.

Mounted Bornu warrior wearing mail armor and wielding a lance. The Bornu Empire was founded c. 1400 in what is now Northeast Nigeria and endured until the late 19th century. By the 16th century, strong Arab and Turkish military influence led to the development of a fearsome, elite, armored Bornu cavalry.

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