Pointed Bronze Helmet from Urartu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 November 2018
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This bronze helmet is decorated with a pattern of dots and crooks ending in bull's heads, which frame the Urartian versions of the Egyptian sun-disc. The pointed shape was designed to deflect arrows. Holes around the edges are for attaching a leather or a felt lining. Probably from North-Western Iran. Urartian, 9th to 8th century BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 29). Pointed Bronze Helmet from Urartu. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9546/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Pointed Bronze Helmet from Urartu." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

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