Roman chain mail found in Germany

Published on September 25th, 2013 | by Admin

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Fragments of Roman chain mail have been found at a battle site in Northern Germany.

Found in several fragments, the chain mail is made of thousands of small chain links with a diameter of about one-quarter inch. The researchers found that the iron in the rings is largely decomposed. Roman soldiers of various ranks wore chain mail in battle, while Germanic warriors normally bypassed this protection. In Germanic burial grounds, however the remains of such laboriously produced armor has been found.

The current find was unusual, not only because of the object found, but the position in which it was found. The chain mail remnants were found directly on the edge of the battlefield where the most intense combat action most likely took place on the Harzhorn hill.

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Story: RedOrbit | Photo: Detlef Bach, Winterbach

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