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Tango0110 Apr 2022 9:03 p.m. PST

"Archaeologists have discovered arms and armature used in a seminal 6th century B.C. battle at the ancient city of Velia in the Campagnia region of southwestern Italy. Two bronze helmets in perfect condition and numerous fragments of weapons including a shield were discovered on the Acropolis of Velia in the deepest archaeological layer dating to the city's founding around 538535 B.C…."

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Son of Liberty10 Apr 2022 9:26 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link, Armand. Very interesting!
One thing I've always wondered about is when archaeologists find artifacts like those helmets which are corroded, dented, and covered with mineral deposits, they almost always say they are in a "perfect state of preservation." In my mind, something in a perfect state of preservation should look like it was made recently, intact, and functional as the day it was made. I wouldn't want to buy a used car from those guys. LOL

Florida Tory11 Apr 2022 4:13 a.m. PST

+1, Son of Liberty.

I was expecting something much finer looking.


williamb11 Apr 2022 9:38 a.m. PST

Not my definition of perfect condition, but at least they look complete. Probably will look fine was they are cleaned.

Tango0111 Apr 2022 3:26 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed the news boys…

The Archeologist really did a good job on the restauration… have to wait to see them again…


Gazzola12 Apr 2022 5:23 a.m. PST

Great post Armand. It makes you wonder and look forward to other finds being discovered.

Tango0112 Apr 2022 3:32 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my good friend…


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