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.
Scenes from the manuscript of Roger of Salerno's work, Chirurgia. They illustrate (top row) the use of hot water to soften broken ribs, the removal of an arrow and a lance from the chest by cutting open the chest and abdomen; (bottom row) a wound in the lungs, an operation on the intestines, and a man suffering from 'phlegmatic abscess'. Dated 12th Century.
Toltec Warrior Chest Protector. Armor is made from shell. “I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can't protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.” ~ Susan Elizabeth Phillips <3 lis