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Medieval linen found at Northampton dig

Rare scraps of medieval linen have been found at a dig in Northampton, England. A "very nice piece of serpentine marble" was excavated and it is "not beyond the realms of possibility" that it could have been part of a portable altar, according to Mr Brown. "Some very nice pieces of antler,

Alexander the Great’s men wore body armour made of linen

Alexander the Great's men wore linothorax, a type of body armour made by laminated layers of linin. A Kevlar-like armor might have helped Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.) conquer nearly the entirety of the known world in little more than two decades, according to new reconstructive archaeology research. Presented at the annual