Ancient hand grenade from the Crusades

Not sure how I missed this story back in August. A centuries-old hand grenade that may date back to the time of the crusaders is among a host of treasures retrieved from the sea in Israel. The metal artifacts, some of which are more than 3,500 years old, were found over a period of years Read more about Ancient hand grenade from the Crusades[…]

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Making suits of armor

Watch how suits of armor are constructed¬†in this How It’s Made program, originally aired on the Discovery channel. How It’s Made – Suits of Armor Here is also an interesting article from the Scientific American on how medieval armor may have been more of a hindrance than a benefit on the battlefield: “Medieval Armor: Was Read more about Making suits of armor[…]