Sunday, 13 March 2016

(3,000-Year-Old Weapons Found In Arabia

An incredible cache of bronze weapons dating back almost 3,000 years has been unearthed in the Arabian Peninsula. Bows, arrows, daggers and axes were found scattered within the remains of what is believed to be an ancient religious building. Intriguingly, they are all small-scale models made from metal and are thought to be purely ornamental, perhaps intended an offering to a god of war. Experts believe the weapons, which date from 900 to 600 BC, were once displayed on shelves, furniture or hung on walls, before they fell off and were discovered alongside ritualistic objects. Two collections of items are of particular interest to archaeologists - small quivers entirely made of bronze, each containing six arrows and other metal weapons.=read more =

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